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歪果仁 wai

derogatory | Very Popular


The term meaning a “tilted nut” is often used by modern Chinese to refer to their foreign friends in a humorous way while chatting online. It is a phonetic similarity of what the Chinese call foreigners wai guo ren, only with different characters. The wai in “tilted nut” is pronounced in the first tone, while the wai in “foreigners” is pronounced with the high falling tone. The result is a slight mocking of foreigners who often cannot identify the tones of different Chinese characters.

Added on Aug 14, 2015 | Last updated on Aug 14, 2015 | 276 Buzzes


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