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宅男

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

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NounEdit

宅男

  1. (slang) a (male) nerd or homebody

Usage notesEdit

  • zháinán is a relatively recent addition to Mandarin. The original intended meaning reflected the derogatory nature of the original Japanese word. However, many men have begun to use zháinán in a self-deprecating or slightly humorous way when referring to themselves.

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