#160 Do you have ‘the smell of work’? 你有班味儿吗?

After working for a long time, people tend to develop the “smell of work,” as mentioned by Chinese people on social media. What exactly is the “smell of work” (班味儿)? Do you think you have it too? Discover more authentic expressions in today’s episode!

#160 Do you have ‘the smell of work’? 你有班味儿吗?

 

大家好!欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese!

 

你这个星期过得怎么样?如果你在上班,你这个星期的工作还好吗?在你的国家,上班是一个很累的事情吗?如果你问一个中国人,他一定会说:“对,上班真的很累。上班久了,整个人都有班味儿了。”在MaoMi Chinese的115期(https://maomichinese.com/podcast113/ ),我们聊了五种味道。现在,中国年轻人们又说了一中味道:班味儿。什么是班味儿呢?年轻人们说,“我们有班味儿”是什么意思呢?今天,我们一起来聊一聊吧。

 

打工人身上都有班味儿。打工人是谁呢?打工,意思是为了赚钱要去工作,去上班。打工人,意思是要辛苦工作的人。中国有很多打工人,意思是,中国有很多为了赚钱要辛苦工作的人。他们的工作一般都很累,很辛苦。打工人常常要很早起床上班,也常常加班,很晚下班。上班上久了,人也变得很累。你可能会看到打工人有黑眼圈,脸色也不太好,那是因为他们工作时间很长,休息时间很短。打工人也很少笑,因为上班真的很辛苦,没有开心的事情。一些年轻人说,上班久了,人会越来越丑。又丑又累又不开心,这就是打工人说的“班味儿”。如果一个人说:“我现在身上一股班味儿”,意思是,他上班非常累,他的人生也没有什么开心的事情,因为每天上班,他也越来越丑,对生活也没有了兴趣。

 

如果你也觉得自己有班味儿,我们可以做什么呢?首先,我们有班味儿,是因为我们的工作太累了,因为工作,我们对生活也没有了兴趣。我觉得,最好的方法是好好休息。好好休息,不是睡觉睡一天,或者刷手机刷一天,而是去做一些让自己开心的事情,比如,去散步,去游泳,去画画,去电影院看电影,去好的餐厅吃饭,去和好朋友聊天,去大自然徒步,等等。有了对生活的兴趣,才能去掉班味儿。

 

除了班味儿,中文里也有一些和“味道”有关的词。如果你看到一个特别帅的男人,他也很强壮,你可以说他很有“男人味”。如果你看到一个很漂亮的女人,你也可以说她很有“女人味”。如果一个地方的人们很友好,人们都愿意互相帮助,你可以说这个地方很有“人情味”。

 

你觉得你有什么味呢?欢迎给我们留言,和我们分享哦!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese!

 

How was your week? If you’re working, how was your week at work? In your country, is working a tiring thing? If you ask a Chinese person, they will definitely say, “Yes, working is really tiring. After working for a long time, you start to smell like work.” In Episode 115 of MaoMi Chinese (https://maomichinese.com/podcast113/), we talked about five kinds of smells. Now, Chinese young people have mentioned another kind of smell: the smell of work. What does “the smell of work” mean? What do young people mean when they say, “We have the smell of work”? Today, let’s talk about it.

 

Working people have the smell of work. Who are 打工人? 打工 means going to work to earn money. 打工人 are those who have to work hard. There are many working people in China, meaning there are many people who have to work hard to earn money. Their work is usually very tiring and hard. 打工人 often have to get up early to go to work and often work overtime, finishing work very late. After working for a long time, people also become very tired. You may see working people with dark circles under their eyes and not looking very good because they work long hours and have short breaks. Working people also smile less because working is really hard, and there’s nothing to be happy about. Some young people say that working for a long time makes people uglier. Tired, ugly, and unhappy, that’s what working people mean by “the smell of work”. If someone says, “I have the smell of work on me now,” it means they are very tired from work, there’s nothing happy in their life because they go to work every day, they are becoming uglier, and they are losing interest in life.

 

If you also feel like you have the smell of work, what can we do? First of all, we have the smell of work because our work is too tiring, and because of work, we have lost interest in life. I think the best way is to rest well. Resting well doesn’t mean sleeping all day or scrolling through your phone all day, but doing things that make you happy, like taking a walk, swimming, painting, going to the movies, eating at nice restaurants, chatting with good friends, hiking in nature, and so on. Having an interest in life can help remove the smell of work.

 

Besides the smell of work, there are also some words related to “smell” in Chinese. If you see a very handsome man who is also strong, you can say he has a “manly smell”. If you see a very beautiful woman, you can also say she has a “womanly smell”. If people in a place are very friendly and willing to help each other, you can say that place has a “human touch”.

 

What kind of smell do you think you have? Feel free to leave us a message and share with us!

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