山寨

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Chinese[edit]

mountain; hill stronghold; stockade
simp. and trad.
(山寨)
alt. forms 山砦

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

山寨

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

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