Discussion » Chinese Language & Culture » Bad Boys/Bad Girls of China vs. Bad Boys/B

  • Rodney Hollingsworth 大威力
    Rodney Hollingsworth 大威力 wrote:
    <p>Bad Boy: A young man who has many characteristics of a naughty boy: he's independent and willful; he does what he wants when he wants; he doesn't follow trends, but hip; he's not looking for trouble, but there's a sense of danger about him. For these reasons and more, he's irresistible to women.</p> <p>Bad Girl: A woman who defies accepted social norms of "good girl" behavior; a lot of fun; often manipulative, knowing how to get what she wants. i.e. a con artist.</p> <p>If you go to just about anywhere in the world, you will run across bad boys and bad girls. However, what one country considers as BAD might have a different meaning as another country. For instance, in North America, the words naughty and bad could be used interchangeably, meaning the same thing, or could have a totally unrelated in vocabulary. I've lived in South Korea before and they have their little ideologies of what a bad boy/bad girl is amongst their people. And according to their own cultural understanding of the term, they tend to judge the world behind what may appear to be in their mind. Yet, it might seem a little strange to an outsider.</p> <p>For those of you whom are in Beijing or anywhere in China whether foreigner or native Chinese, what is your definition of a Bad Boy/Bad Girl in China as for their attitude, style and personality.</p> <p>Furthermore, if you an an expat, what are a few cultural differences that you've noticed as to what Chinese people might consider or not recognize in terms of the bad boy-bad girl image?</p>

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