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城会玩 cheng

derogatory | Very Popular

City people can really play

The phrase is abbreviated form of “nimen (you) chengliren (city people) zhenhui (really can) wan (play),” often used in gentle teasing between friends for doing something quirky and unconventional. The phrase is said to have been coined to describe actress Zhang Xinyu when she wore a flamboyant red and green cotton dress in a traditional household goods pattern to the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Many netizens joked that she must have “stolen grandma’s floral quilt cover.”

Added on Aug 28, 2015 | Last updated on Aug 28, 2015 | 243 Buzzes


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