'Local lingo: Express yourself!' Episode 1: 牛 (niu)
Language is the road map of a culture.
In this column, we will invite expats to introduce their favorite Chinese words, phrases, idioms, poems and more in a one-minute video. We hope this will serve as a window through which you can better understand Chinese culture, mindset and wit.
In the first episode, Akeel Alleyne, an American expat living in Shanghai, explained 牛 (niu) in English. This commonly used word can express praise or exclamation. It is quite popular among many Mandarin learners.
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