Top 10 Slang Mandarin Phrases by Crazy Fresh Chinese
Jessica Beinecke, better known as Bái Jié (白洁) by her viewers, is an American educator, videographer, and internet personality best known for producing videos that focus on introducing English slang and American culture to Chinese viewers.
Beinecke became a language-star in China in August 2011 when one of her videos titled, Yucky Gunk, in which she talks about boogers, earwax, and eye gunk, went viral. She hasn’t looked back since, and currently curates six social media accounts in China and the U.S.
10 Slang Mandarin Phrases by Crazy Fresh Chinese
1. How do you say "You're so dramatic!" in Chinese?
Have a friend that’s overreacting or being way too dramatic for no good reason? Want to tell them how you feel, but don’t know how to do so in Chinese? Watch this video and you’ll know exactly what to say to them!
2. How do you say "It's not my fault!" in Chinese?
When you’re learning a new language, there’s bound to be some miscommunication and oftentimes what you end up saying is a lot different from what you had in mind. Need to explain to your Chinese friend that it wasn’t your fault? Learn how to by watching this video!
3. How do you say "I know what you're thinking!" in Chinese?
Ever get the feeling you know what someone is thinking and want to let them know you know what’s on their mind? In this video, Bái Jié explains how you say, “I know what you’re thinking,” in Chinese.
4. How do you say "That's messed up!" in Chinese?
Want to express your discomfort upon being faced with an undesirable situation but don’t know the best way to do so in Chinese? Allow Bái Jié to help you learn.
5. How do you say "I have no clue!" in Chinese?
There are times when learning a new language when one simply has no idea what is being said to them. This may be because what is being said way too fast, or because one doesn’t have the required vocab to comprehend. We’ve all been there, and it’s immensely frustrating. How do you let the other person know you have no clue what they’re talking about in Chinese? Watch this video to find out!
6. What does "88" mean in Chinese?
Have you ever received a text message from a friend which says “88”? Has this left you scratching your head, wondering what this number means? In China, it’s simply another way to say, ‘Bye-bye!’
7. How do you say "That makes sense!" in Chinese?
Well, that really does make sense.
8. How do you say "It means a lot to me!" in Chinese?
It’s important to express your gratitude when someone does something sweet for you. But how do you do so in Chinese? Bái Jié shows you how!
9. How do you say "Bring it on!" in Chinese?
Are you a competitive person? Love accepting challenges? If so, you ought to know how to say, “Bring it on!” in Chinese. It’s a sure-shot way of impressing your Chinese friends!
10. How do you say "Could you do me a favor?" in Chinese?
Anyone who’s studying – or living – abroad in China knows that it’s impossible to do everything on your own. From time to time, we all need help from other people. Watch this video, and let Bái Jié teach you how to say, “Could you do me a favor?” in Chinese.
Having studied Mandarin in Beijing and Hangzhou as an undergraduate, not only is Beinecke fluent in the language but also serves as an ambassador of American culture and language to China. According to Jessica's about page, "The 100,000 Strong Foundation is the founding partner of Crazy Fresh Chinese, focused on encouraging students across the country to both learn Mandarin and study in China."
If you're interested in expanding your knowledge of the Chinese language beyond what you'll find in most Chinese textbooks, you can watch more of her videos and subscribe to her channel on YouTube plus follow her on Facebook.