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An American in China

Chinese Slang

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 11, 2010


“Chicken” is a Chinese slang term for a prostitute. It is pronounced ‘Jew Row’. In the west it is slang for a young homosexual man.

One Response to “Chinese Slang”

  1. karlis said

    “ji rou” is not the term for a prostitute: it means chicken meat (http://www.iciba.com/%E9%B8%A1%E8%82%89/). The working girls go by “ji” 😉

    Professional guys are “ducks” 😉

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