New Chinese Internet Word: Are you a 屌丝 Diǎo sī?

你是屌丝吗?(网友总结的屌丝特征)
User summary " Diǎo sī " features

●身高:1米68是极限;
● Height: 1 meter 68 is the limit;

●收入:一线城市不超过2,000元(1人民币约0.159美元,下同),二线三线不超过1,500元;
● income: first-tier cities of more than 2,000 yuan (1 yuan is about $ 0.159, the same below), the second-tier line of not more than $ 1,500; 


●手机:华为、NOKIA5230、5233、金立、天宇、山寨机;
● Phone: Huawei, NOKIA5230, 5233, Gionee, Sky, the cottage;

●长相:2分-4分;
● Appearance: 2-4 points our of 10

●饮料:康师傅系列、脉动、鲜橙多、快活林;
● Beverage: Kangshifu drinks, Blue drink pictured below, orange crap pictured below

●食品:康师傅系列、鸡蛋灌饼、豆浆、油条、包子、馒头、牛肉面、回锅肉炒饭;
● Food: Kangshifu Convenient Noodles (see below), eggs, pie filling, soy milk, fried dough sticks, steamed buns, bread, beef noodle soup, twice-cooked pork fried rice;

●发型:平头,刘海很长或奇形怪状的发型,碎发;
● hairstyle: long flat head, bangs or bizarre hair, broken hair;


●不敢进入高档的美发屋和装修华丽的地方,进星巴克手都不知道放哪好;
● did not dare to enter the high-end salon or beautifully decorated places, at Starbucks they don't know where to put their hands.

●在生活中充当小丑类角色;
● act as the role of the clown class in life;

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Comment by Shu on May 7, 2012 at 9:11am

This full article has detail info about this term 屌  丝,  http://news.ifeng.com/opinion/special/diaosi/

Check it out if you are interested in the definition and its popularity.

Comment by Ruaridh Maxwell/麥儒叡 on May 7, 2012 at 5:08am

I suppose I know what the characters 屌 and 丝 mean on their own...so I can pretty much guess the meaning of this word!


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Comment by Brandon on May 4, 2012 at 8:15am

Here is some discussion & elaboration on the word after I shared on Facebook that might help others:

Mack  我还不懂diao丝的意思。这个没有什么特别好的说明啊

Justin  啊哟~ 你是乔栩亚的朋友呀? 屌丝就是,矮穷搓..(搓cuo第二声: 指人长的丑,行为思想不高雅端庄,或者说比较二)

Justin 这个词多用于玩笑或者自嘲

Study More Chinese If someone can piece it apart & explain in English also, that would be greatly appreciated.

Justin  well, i actually thought it's a better idea to explain Chinese words in Chinese as they can get a bit of the background and context through it. This word is generally used to describe or mock oneself. for example '本屌丝今天心情不错' or when you see someone's showing off on facebook you can comment that '屌丝给高帅富跪了' which is total sarcasm. it can also be used when you find someone's stupid or retarded like '别理他,他就是一屌丝'. basically those above are the ways how we use the word. hope it could help a little


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Comment by Gen on March 30, 2012 at 6:08am

豆浆、油条、包子、馒头?

why they are so nice!

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