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Mandarin Netspeak

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Many are numbers that are homophones or near homophones of the characters:

  • '7456' = 七四五六 (qÄ« sì wÇ” liù) = 氣死我了 (qì sǐ wÇ’ le) = "that pisses me off"
  • '246' = 二四六 (èr sì liù) = 餓死了 (è sǐ le) = "I'm starving [to death]"
  • '995' = 九九五 (jiÇ” jiÇ” wÇ”) = 救救我 (jiù jiù wÇ’) = "help me"
  • '886' = å…«å…«å…­ (bā bā liù) = bye-bye 囉 (bye-bye lo) = "bye-bye"
  • '38' = 三八 (sān bā) = "bitchy"

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