New Oxford Chinese-English dictionary includes slang
Popular terms like shanzhai (fakes) and fangnu (mortgage slave) have been included in the new Oxford Chinese-English, English-Chinese dictionary that was published in China earlier this month.
Complied over the past six years by Oxford University Press and its Chinese partner Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, the dictionary is the largest single volume of its kind and contains 670,000 words and phrases.
Shanzai, is used to describe cheap counterfeits of big-brand bags and knockoffs of electronic products. Fangnu, describes those who suffer from heavy burdens of home mortgages, especially the young in big cities.