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Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 5:04 PM
Debi (的逼) is Beijing slang for talking bullshit, or something like 'yak yak yak' or 'yada yada yada'.
The below is translated from Massage Milk, the excellent blog of Wang Xiaofeng, an editor at Life Week magazine (三联生活周刊).
The 'de' in de bi is pronounced in the first tone, and longer than the usual 的. It's usually used in the string "debi debi de".
Other Beijing slang words made up with the word bi are:
Shi er bi 事儿逼
Er bi 二逼
Sha bi 傻逼
Niu bi 牛逼
You can add bi on to the end of many adjectives using the following grammatical principle:
"Adjective" + bi = Very (特) "adjective" person (的人).
Adding a little more bi to our lives, a commentor on Massage Milk contributed the following:
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