it Takes the Chinese a new word, is this set out of the estimated 50 000 existing characters together. The word "Computer", it was for the longest time the Chinese historiography, is formed with the two characters for electricity and brain. The cattle disease BSE is translated Mad-cow disease. Under Mao Zedong, the characters have been simplified, but never completed. The new creation is a Rebellion against the unchangeable.
Chinese Internet users have dared to do such now. For weeks they share a new character in the social networks: qiou. It is a word fusion of three characters: qióng (poor), chŏu (ugly) and tŭ (Dirt). Since the new characters did not exist previously, it is not found in any dictionary and can't use a Chinese keyboard, the Computer typed. On the Internet only drawn pictures of the word spread. The Latin umlaut font for qiou is only to construct a Makeshift, and is not a Chinese syllable. Translated, the word means something like: Not only ugly, but also so poor that you have to eat Dirt. Some consider the word ironic used as a Synonym for "wŏ" - I.
"Ugly and so poor that you have to eat Dirt": a newly-created characters, many Chinese bring their Protest to the expression.(photo: )
do not The Internet users that refer to themselves as qiou, the shame. It is a mixture of Spite and cynicism of the Situation is rather opposite. Many people in China are dirt poor. To apply but to be successful, you must have a good Job, an apartment can afford and own a car. Parents must not only pay for the most expensive education for their children, but also grandparents caring for. Due to the rising cost of living can afford only a few that live in the expensive East China metropolises such as Shanghai and Beijing. Many young people suffer from the expectations that are placed on you. Not a few of them are financially dependent on their parents and grandparents, because they not only earn low salaries.
Many Chinese have little from the Boom
beauty and money all play a large role in Chinese society benefits. As attractive men that tall are rich and good-looking. Women are supposed to have color for a light skin, wealthy and beautiful. The contrast, write Chinese Internet users is - well, qiou. The state press is exultant, although recently the 40. Anniversary of the opening-up policy, the country has transformed from "rags to riches". The inequality has grown in China. Many people have hardly benefited from the Boom. With abflauendem growth for poor-skilled workers also harder to find a Job.
it creates the word qiou in common dictionaries, is improbable. President Xi Jinping promises that could meet every people of the "Chinese dream": through hard work and diligence of the wealth in the country to participate. Qiou, however, shows that many people have long lost Faith in it.