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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2017-06-06 17:30In last episode, our US expat Erik Nilsson talked about the untold stories behind Chinas china. This time, his colleague Mary Kate White, faces a “big” problem and needs her Chinese friends help!Mary came across an essay online titled “Chinese people mean something very different when they send you a smiley emoji” and realized that she might have been offending some of her Chinese friends without knowing.She thought the smiley emoji is supposed to mean that one is happy. So she send this to them whenever she wants to say “hi”.But after reading that online story, she really wants to know whether this smiley emoji really mean “I despise you” when Chinese people send them?Her co-hosts answer is “sort of”.Mary is quite upset that she became a jerk to most of her Chinese friends without knowing it. So she raised her second question: Does goodbye with a smiley face also mean despise?Not exactly despise this time. “I dont want to talk to you anymore” is more precise. Her co-host said. It is mostly used when two friends are joking, and you sent this when your friend when he or she says something deliberately to tease you.Mary started to understand that those emojis with negative meanings are mostly used in a light-hearted, joking manner anyway. So she doesnt need to worry too much about sending the smiley emoji to her Chinese friends.Related StoriesKnow China Learn Chinese IIKnow China Learn Chinese ILeaves transform into emojisMoMA acquires original emojisEmojis gain hearts, business in shy ChinesePhotoMore than 9m students to take gaokao this year7 most about Chinas gaokaoChinese police officers start patrolling four Italian citiesFrom theory to practice: Xis governing principlesSpecial train takes students to gaokao exam siteStudents ready to test their mettleLatestSpace race or cosmic cooperation? China strongly calls for the latter12 injured in Taiwan gas explosionChina emphasizes peaceful space explorationChina approves restoration of ancient colored matsChinas space station to help maintain co-orbital telescopeState Council NewsLunchtime talk between China, Germany eyes market opennessPremier Li’s visit boosts China-Europe tiesExclusive7 most about Chinas gaokaoMajor changes of gaokao in 40 yearsXis Moments With ChildrenEditors picksHow one man lifted whole village out of povertyClass of 77 revels in memories of event that changed livesTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from across China: May 26-June 1SpecialFive Years OnSaluting the unsung heroesBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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