Chinese slangs find way into Oxford dictionarySeptember 22nd, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Popular Chinese colloquial terms and slangs have been included in the latest edition of the Oxford Chinese-English dictionary.
Compiled over the past six years by Oxford University Press and its Chinese partner, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, the dictionary is the largest single volume of its kind and contains 670,000 Chinese words and phrases, the Global Times reported.
New words include “shanzai”, which means cheap counterfeits of big-brand bags and electronic products, “fangnu”, which means those people who suffer from the burden of heavy home mortgages, especially young people in big cities, and “mengliao”, which means hot gossip.
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