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?Top 10 Chinese internet slang expressions of 2020

By Wang Yiming
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# Sister 集美

A screenshot of the Kuaishou livestreamer who invented the word "jimei." [Photo/Kuaishou]

Chinese netizens use this new phrase as a casual way to call friends or strangers online, and is especially common between girls and women.

The word first appeared on Kuaishou early this year, when a popular livestreamer with more than 3 million followers wrongly pronounced the term "jiemei," meaning "sister" in English, as the close-sounding "jimei" because of her strong Hebei accent.

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