YYDS, used to describe inspiring athletes such as Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian (left) and ‘lying flat’, a movement popular among disenchanted youth are among the top ten online buzzwords in China for 2021. Photo: SCMP artwork
YYDS, used to describe inspiring athletes such as Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian (left) and ‘lying flat’, a movement popular among disenchanted youth are among the top ten online buzzwords in China for 2021. Photo: SCMP artwork

China releases top 10 buzzwords of 2021 – lying flat, metaverse, awakening era, YYDS among them

  • After reviewing billions of posts on Chinese social media the National Language Resources Monitoring and Research Centre has revealed the buzzwords of 2021
  • The top-10 list includes buzzwords like yong yuan de shen or ‘forever God’, tang ping or ‘lie flat’, and shuang jian or ‘double reduction’

Topic |   China society
YYDS, used to describe inspiring athletes such as Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian (left) and ‘lying flat’, a movement popular among disenchanted youth are among the top ten online buzzwords in China for 2021. Photo: SCMP artwork
YYDS, used to describe inspiring athletes such as Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian (left) and ‘lying flat’, a movement popular among disenchanted youth are among the top ten online buzzwords in China for 2021. Photo: SCMP artwork
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