Pronounced: gÇ’u xiÄ›
Literally: dog blood
Means: cheesy, clichÃ©, melodramatic, contrived. As in, “This Korean soap opera is too dog blood!” æˆ‘çœ‹çš„éŸ©å›½å‰§å¤ªç‹—è¡€äº†ï¼ WÇ’ kÃ nde hÃ¡nguÃ³ jÃ¹ tÃ i gÇ’u xiÄ› le!
I’ve wondered how to express “cheesy” in Chinese for a long time. The World of Chinese gives an interesting explanation of where this gory term came from and how it evolved into the meaning it has today.