Watch: Everybody is a “Ghost” in Mandarin Chinese Slang

Whether you want to call someone a heavy drinker ("alcohol ghost"), a chain smoker ("smoke ghost") or just want to tell them "go to hell" - check out this video

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3:57 AM HKT, Sat October 31, 2020

Slang Dynasty is a series that unpacks the wide world of Chinese regional slang, internet colloquialisms, and assorted street-level jargon.

Ahead of Halloween, RADII’s own Elaine Chow is here to introduce some of the many ways to use the term “ghost” in Mandarin Chinese — whatever the time of year.

Looking for more ghosts? Below is our collection of 33 creatures, spirits and demons from across Chinese folklore to spice up your Halloween this weekend.


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