Q: Can you explain the Chinese term "niu2 bi1牛逼"? I don't think it's an official Chinese word, but isn't it a common expression among teens? Perhaps in English it means "totally rocks" or like "how cool", which are really just English slang expressions.
A: To say it more clearly, I'll start with the word "bi1逼". "bi1" is a vulgar slang for vagina, often heard in Beijing. Beijingers like to add "bi" on to the end of many adjectives, either to express their meaning in a much stronger and more definite tone, or to stress in a higher degree, but attention, it is often used negatively to insult others. For example, "sha3 bi1 傻逼" (stupid cunt) means "idiot". "niu2 bi1牛逼" (cow cunt) you asked means really cool, or being pompous or boastful.
July 30, 2006
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