#161 The most love-hate social media 让人又爱又恨的小红书

Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book): a Chinese social media platform with 100 million users. Discover the love and hate it garners, and unravel the magic behind its allure. Join us in today’s episode to explore authentic expressions for everyday use!

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最近,有听众让我聊一聊小红书。这是一个中国的社交媒体,也是一个让人又爱又恨的社交媒体。为什么人们喜欢它,又讨厌它呢?今天,我们一起来聊一聊吧!

 

在中国,甚至在全世界的华人里,小红书是一个非常火的社交媒体。为什么呢?因为它很好用,也很有用。小红书有点像Reddit,也有点像Instagram,人们可以在小红书上分享自己的经验,其他人也可以在小红书上找别人的经验。这些经验叫攻略。攻略,以前的意思是打仗的方法,现在的意思你生活里的一些方法和指南。比如,如果不知道怎么样买火车票,你可以上小红书,很多人会分享买火车票的攻略,一步一步教你怎么样买火车票。如果你去了一个新的城市,但是不知道哪里有好吃的饭店,你也可以上小红书,人们会分享这个城市的美食攻略,你也可以找到这些饭店的地址。很多留学生都喜欢用小红书。所以,小红书上也有很多在国外生活的攻略。总而言之,无论你有什么问题,你都可以在小红书上找到攻略。

 

如果你想买东西,比如想买车,但是不知道哪一种车比较好,你也可以上小红书看一看。如果你想剪头发,但是不知道哪一种发型适合你,你也可以上小红书问一问。如果你想买衣服,不知道哪一件衣服适合你,你也可以上小红书问一问,其他人都会给你意见。很多人因为小红书种草了很多东西。种草,本来的意思是种植物,这里的意思是因为别人的分享,很想去买一些东西。比如,你可以说:“我种草了这件裙子,因为我在小红书上看到很多人穿,太好看了!”你也可以拔草,意思是因为别人的分享,你再也不想买一些东西了。比如,有人在小红书上分享了住一个酒店的经历,他说那个酒店太糟糕了,晚上房间里还有老鼠。你本来也想去那个酒店,现在再也不想去了,你可以说:“谢谢你的分享,帮我拔草了这个酒店。”

 

小红书非常有用,也很好用,能给你很多生活的攻略,也可以帮你种草或者拔草,那么人们为什么也讨厌小红书呢?虽然小红书上有很多人分享有用的经验,但是也有很多人在炫耀。也有一些人看起来在分享,实际上在炫耀。比如,有些人会说:“今天买了新车,花了三百万,很开心! ”也有些人会说:“发工资了!去买了一个十万元的包。”很多人为了炫耀,还会撒谎,他们会偷网上的图片,然后说是自己买的东西。我们大多数人都是普通人,如果每一天你看小红书,都看到这样的分享,你可能会很难过,也很焦虑。

 

你用过小红书吗?你喜欢还是讨厌小红书,还是你对它也又爱又恨呢?欢迎给我们留言,和我们分享哦!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese!

 

Recently, some listeners have asked me to talk about Xiaohongshu. It’s a Chinese social media platform, and it could be a love-hate relationship for many. Why do people like it and dislike it at the same time? Let’s discuss it together today!

 

In China, and even among Chinese communities worldwide, Xiaohongshu is a very popular social media platform. Why? Because it’s user-friendly and practical. Xiaohongshu is a bit like Reddit and a bit like Pinterest. People can share their experiences on Xiaohongshu, and others can find those experiences. These shared experiences are called “guides.” The term “guide” used to mean strategies for battles, but now it refers to methods and guidelines in your life. For example, if you don’t know how to buy a train ticket, you can go to Xiaohongshu, where many people share guides on how to buy train tickets, step by step. If you visit a new city but don’t know where to find good restaurants, you can also go to Xiaohongshu, where people share food guides for that city, and you can find the addresses of those restaurants. Many international students like to use Xiaohongshu, so there are also many guides for living abroad on the platform. In short, no matter what problem you have, you can find a guide on Xiaohongshu.

 

If you want to buy something, like a car, but don’t know which one is better, you can also go to Xiaohongshu to have a look. If you want to get a haircut but don’t know which hairstyle suits you, you can ask on Xiaohongshu. If you want to buy clothes but don’t know which one suits you, you can also ask on Xiaohongshu, and others will give you suggestions. Many people are influenced by Xiaohongshu to buy many things. “Influenced” here means being influenced to buy something because of others’ sharing. For example, you can say, “I’m influenced to buy this dress because I saw many people wearing it on Xiaohongshu, it looks great!” You can also say you’re “uninfluenced” if you don’t want to buy something anymore because of others’ sharing. For example, someone shared their experience of staying at a hotel on Xiaohongshu, saying it was terrible with mice in the room. You originally wanted to stay there, but now you don’t want to anymore. You can say, “Thanks for sharing, you’ve influenced me not to stay at that hotel.”

 

Xiaohongshu is very useful and easy to use. It provides a lot of life guides and can also influence you to buy or not to buy things. So why do some people also dislike Xiaohongshu? Although Xiaohongshu has many people sharing useful experiences, there are also many people showing off. Some people seem to be sharing but are actually showing off. For example, some people might say, “Bought a new car today, spent three million, very happy!” Or some might say, “Got my salary! Bought a bag worth a hundred thousand!” Many people, in order to show off, even lie. They might steal pictures from the internet and claim they bought those items themselves. Most of us are ordinary people. If every day you see these kinds of shares on Xiaohongshu, you might feel sad and anxious.

 

Have you used Xiaohongshu? Do you like it or dislike it, or do you have a love-hate relationship with it too? Feel free to leave us a comment and share with us!

4 thoughts on “#161 The most love-hate social media 让人又爱又恨的小红书”

  1. 在中國我用過小紅書但外這個國家不太常用因爲我感覺Google地圖和Reddit是比較好。

  2. 我喜欢小红书。今年我去了中国旅游。我经常用它看看在哪里吃饭或者在哪里逛街。真的很有用!

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