Off topic: Jackie Chan and the newest Chinese 'character'
Thread poster: Preston Decker

Preston Decker  Identity Verified
United States
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Mar 3, 2015

Fantastic:
www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31689148
http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/features/Blog-Around_Town/25504/What-the-hell-is-DUANG.html
http://thenanfang.com/newest-internet-meme-duang-goes-viral/


 

Bo Wang  Identity Verified
China
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Duang Mar 3, 2015

No Chinese character for Duang:)

 

Preston Decker  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:04
Chinese to English
TOPIC STARTER
But there is! Mar 3, 2015

That's the best part, it's made either by putting成on the top and 龙below, or combining the two into an ultra-Jackie Chan character (http://www.hinews.cn/news/system/2015/03/02/017362389.shtml). Of course, this isn't a 'recognized' character, but then again no new word starts out as 'official'.

 

LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Mar 3, 2015



[Edited at 2015-03-03 13:59 GMT]


 

Phil Hand  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 10:04
Chinese to English
How to invent new characters Mar 3, 2015

I think we should go old stylee and say anyone is allowed to invent a new Chinese character, but they have to actually sacrifice an ox or turtle and burn the bones to do it. If you can throw a plastron into a sacred flame and chant "duangduangduangduangduang" as it crackles, then you get to make the character.

 


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