Translation:What does the "jiong" character mean?
According to my dictionary: 囧 jiǒng NOUN ARCHAIC window ADJECTIVE 1 ARCHAIC bright 2 SLANG INTERNET awkward; embarrassed; tricky
I assume it's like an emoji because it looks like a sighing face?
囧 is almost served as a shorthand of "embarrassing".
I haven't fully figured out when "orz" should be used. I have seen "orz" expressing following things:
Yeah, you are awesome, you've got me.
OMG! It can be like this?
Darn it, I quit.
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所以囧就是- 我好剛尬- 的意思?
1.Yeah, you are awesome, you've got me.你比我厲害
2.OMG! It can be like this?我敢不相信
3.Darn it, I quit.算了我放棄
Well, As far as I know.
囧 became popular after the Taiwan movie 囧男孩, I still remember many TV news reporters struggled to read this character when that movie came out.
"orz" comes from Japan. Its original use is more like "I give up". But in Chinese forums it gets more and more different meanings over time.
@PeaceJoyPancakes you are correct about 尴尬 (gan ga), and frankly, even for me, a Chinese, I often write it wrongly with 走 on the left side.
- embarrassed (尴尬 gān gà, 窘迫/囧迫 jiǒng pò)
- astonished (惊呆 jīng dāi, 呆囧 dāi jiǒng)
- depressed (郁闷 yù mèn, 囧闷 jiǒng mèn)
considering that orz is just used to represent a person on their hands and knees, I'd say that honestly, it's just to be used intuitively. although the general tone it conveys is one of defeat. I'm not well acquainted with the chinese forums but that should be why it can be used for many different situations.
This is easy to visualize that character pictorially, which looks something like this...
or something like this meme...
I love the pictures!
Is the guy laughing or crying? Or perhaps, a bit of both?!
Laughing! What a coincidence - today I learned that his name is 姚明 and he is a famous basketball player.
Search for a video: yao ming face
this question is bugged for me, no matter what i enter it comes out as incorrect
I CANNOT finish this net slang lesson, without this bug being fixed. Please help!
I couldn't finish this lesson in a browser for the same reason. I had to use the app on my phone.
Duolingo Chinese is so full of bugs and errors! The correct answer is not accepted using the word bank on computer, so I copied the correct answer to the clipboard, selected 'use keyboard' and pasted it there.
Very helpful tip to get around this issue, since many people got stuck here including me. Thanks a lot!
"What is the meaning of the character '囧'?" should be accepted. Currently, one can only use "jiong" to represent the character in this sentence.
I replied with the exact same characters, including the quotation marks and my translation was marked as incorrect. This is a bug.
Is there someone else who is actually blocked at this step ? Indeed, even if you write the right sentence It always says that you have the wrong answer. I've made a report.
DUOLINGO, please fix this bug! My correct answer keeps getting rejected, and I see that others have been alerting you for more than a month...
In the word list there is no double quotation mark so I couldn't select them then my answer was rejected.how can I get the correct answer from the word list with no double quotations?
My answer without double quotations was rejected so I picked up the marks from keyboard, bit still rejected. How did you get ok on this question?
Report: this exercise has the bug!! The same right answer it is blocking as incorrect.
I wrote 囧”字是什么意思 but it was marked incorrect. The correct answer is given as 囧”字是什么意思. I've tried reporting it but there really isn't an option for this type of error.
My answer is exactly as shown above, excluding the quotation marks, which are not given as an opttion. But Duolingo keeps rejecting it for no reason
The answer is exactly correct, but the app don't accept it. Please, do check it.
Please, help me. It's impossible to go on because the app don't accepct the correct answer.