酷斃

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Chinese[edit]

ruthless; strong (as of wine); (slang loan from English) cool, great die violently
trad. (酷斃)
simp. (酷毙)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("transliteration of English "cool"") +  ("to execute; an intensifer").

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

酷斃

  1. (slang) cool

Usage notes[edit]

Whilst English "cool" may be used in many different contexts, the Chinese (kù) (and, by extension, 酷斃) is usually only used to describe something fashionable.

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References[edit]

  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0: