As a foreigner in China, you will find yourself surrounded by many strange questions you have never faced before. Here are some examples:
- 你吃了吗？nǐ chī le ma？
It literally means “have you eaten?” It’s a way to greet people not serving as an invitation for dinner.
- 你多大了？nǐ duō dà le？How old are you?
What? Must I reveal my age? It’s not a secret to share age in China even for women. You don’t have to answer it if you feel embarrassed. Simple reply “秘密” mì mì “secret”.
- 你胖了! nǐ pàng le! You are fat!!!
胖pàng “fat ” is a sign of wealth in Chinese culture.
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