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爱豆 ai

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The term ai dou is the homophonic expression of the English word “idol.” This phrase originated from Korea, where the singers, actors and actresses are referred to as ai dou by fans. Influenced by Korean shows, Chinese fans have also started using this expression to address their idols. At first, ai dou was only used in contexts related to Korean celebrities, but this term has become used in daily conversations when someone mentions his/her idol or favorite figures in a relaxing or informal way.

Added on Aug 26, 2016 | Last updated on Aug 26, 2016 | 5658 Buzzes


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