Nowadays, it can also be based on other factors such as poor past experiences with women, shyness, and a cultural feeling of inappropriateness when approaching strangers.AA is reduced with lots of practice and the knowledge that you have a solid strategy.
我们 AA 吧。) 有异性，没人性 (yǒu yìxìng, méi rénxìng): “Once you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, you forget your friends”; used to complain about a friend’s failure to spend time with you after starting to date someone new.
(More literally, “Once you have someone of the opposite gender, you lose your humanity.”) 暗恋 (ànliàn): to have a crush (on); literally, “secretly love” 谈恋爱 (tán liàn’ài): to date; to “go steady” with; to have a relationship with 来电 (láidiàn): to have a romantic spark, feel electricity, have chemistry [with someone] 一见钟情 (yí jiàn zhōng qíng): love at first sight; to fall in love at first sight () 宝贝 (bǎobèi): “baby” or “dear”; a term of endearment for a loved one 老公 (lǎogōng): affectionate term for husband, originally from Cantonese but now in widespread use 老婆 (lǎopó): affectionate term for wife, originally from Cantonese but now in widespread use 私房钱 (sīfángqián): money kept secret from a wife or husband; e.g.
Full Definition: Nearly every man has a fear of making the initial approach.
This fear is often attributed to an evolutionary survival mechanism that arose from living in tribal communities of less than 50 people, where approaching the wrong woman could mean genetic suicide.
Here is another collection of Mandarin slang expressions—some of the more commonly used expressions I’ve come across in chatting with and listening to native speakers, and in books like Eveline Chao’s .
For more Chinese slang expressions, read my previous post, Contemporary Chinese Slang Part 1.Comprehensive learning resources, advice, reviews, and links for people interested in Chinese can be found on our Chinese Language Resources for Travelers and Students page.调情 (tiáoqíng): to flirt 泡妞 (pàoniū): to pick up girls; to flirt with, hit on, or hook up with girls 辣妹 (làmèi): hot chick; sexy girl (literally, “spicy little sister”) 帅哥 (shuàigē): hunk; handsome guy (often used to address a man in a flattering way) 倍儿棒 (bèir bàng): northern Chinese slang for “really awesome”; one common use of this expression is to describe someone’s body 花瓶 (huāpíng): a beautiful person who is not intelligent, capable, or talented; eye candy (literally, “flower vase”) 绣花枕头 (xiùhuā zhěntou): synonym for 花瓶; someone (or something) beautiful but useless (literally, “embroidered pillow”) 撒娇 (sǎjiāo): [of females] to act like a spoiled child, speaking in the voice of a little girl, whining, pouting, acting clingy and dependent; such behavior on the part of a woman to her boyfriend or husband is considered charming in Chinese culture 女人小坏，男人疼爱 (nǚrén xiǎohuài, nánrén téng’ài): “If a woman behaves mischievously (more literally, “is a little bit bad” or “does little bad things”), a man will love her dearly.” 老牛吃嫩草 (lǎoniú chī nèncǎo): a relationship between two people with a large age gap (literally, “old cow eating tender grass”) 装嫩 (zhuāng nèn): to “pretend to be tender”; to act, speak, and/or dress much younger than one’s actual age 花 (huā): an adjective used to describe a player; horny, womanizing 花心 (huāxīn): to be fickle in love; to have a tendency to be unfaithful 花花公子 (huāhuā gōngzi): playboy; “player,” often one who dresses up like a dandy (literally, “flower prince”) 麦芽糖女人 (màiyátáng nǚrén): clingy, possessive woman (literally, “malt sugar woman,” as malt sugar is sticky) 约会 (yuēhuì): to have a date [with someone]; to make an appointment [with someone]; also, a date or appointment (noun) 网恋 (wǎngliàn): Internet dating AA制 (AA zhì): “going Dutch”; each person paying his or her share (often used as just “AA” in sentences, e.g. We've got the most complete list of pick up artist acronyms and abbreviations around, from AA to ZNS!We've spent years creating the ultimate guide for all concepts and things PUA related.Have you ever read an online dating profile and tried to decipher the internet acronyms listed?