宅男

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zháinán
Zhuyin ㄓㄞˊ ㄋㄢˊ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂaɪ̯³⁵ na̠n³⁵/

NounEdit

宅男 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zháinán)

  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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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 19:21