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Chinese word: “嚼舌头” (jiáo shé tou)

"嚼舌头" (jiáo shé tou) literally means "to chew one's tongue". It metaphorically means "tittle-tattle", "gossip" or "to say some nonsense words". It's a derogatory term, and it's also known as "嚼舌根" (jiáo shé gēn). 

“嚼舌头”的字面意义是咀嚼舌头。比喻说是非、说闲话或者说废话。也说“嚼舌根”。常用作贬义词。

Examples: 

1. Wǒ méi shíjiān tīng tāmen zài zhè lǐ jiáo shé tou.

我没时间听她们在这里嚼舌头。

I have no time to listen to their nonsense words.

2. Tā jīng cháng zài rén bèi hòu jiáo shé tou, dà jiā dōu hěn tǎo yàn tā.

她经常在人背后嚼舌头,大家都很讨厌她。

She often gossips, so no one likes her.

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2016-12-29

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