山寨

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

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Etymology[edit]

From  ("mountain") +  ("stockade"). The use of "Shanzhai" to refer to imitation products comes from Cantonese slang, in which "shanzhai factory" (trad. 山寨廠, simpl. 山寨厂) means an ill-equipped, low-end and family-based factory.

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山寨

  1. mountain fortress
  2. fortified mountain village
  3. (slang) A fake or pirated good, especially an electronic one; a knockoff.

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