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牛逼 niu2 bi1

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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Reviewer: echo  Rating:: 3
these words are very tough,please don't say that to Chinese people.

Reviewer: I`m nursing student (MD) from Iran. I want to know more about stress and memory problem. Because of war, it is common complain in our country. WBR LeoP  Rating:: 3
I`m nursing student (MD) from Iran. I want to know more about stress and memory problem. Because of war, it is common complain in our country. WBR LeoP

Reviewer: Guest  Rating:: 3
Technically the Chinse charactor for cunt is bi1屄. It is composed of 2 charactors, shi1尸(corpse/dead body) showing kind of connection to body and xue2穴 (hole/cave). This charactor is rarelly known/used in writing but super well known in speaking. In order to put the charactors in writing, the charactors bi1逼 sharing the same pronunciation is often borrowd. As a Chinese native speaker I personally belive the word bi1屄 is the most obscene Chinese word.

Reviewer: matt  Rating:: 3
Often niu2bi1 is now shortened to simply "niu2" especially in professional environments.

Reviewer: ramses  Rating:: 3
En... actually no chinese will say 牛 or 牛逼 in any professional environments, it just appears in daily talks.

Reviewer: Pheno  Rating:: 3
niu can be a positive praise, but with "bi" added it becomes vulgar slang. it is also spelled "Niu B" on the internet frequently to get around swear blocks.

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