Pronounced: bái jiǔ
Literally: “white alcoholic drink”
Means: baijiu, the infamously strong,
horribleuniquely tasting and ubiquitous liquor distilled from sorghum or other grains that is deeply imbedded in key areas of Chinese culture.
For more, you can browse our Baijiu (白酒) topic, or see these highlights:
- Baijiu 101: “One does not simply… drink baijiu”
- Curiosity + China = way more than I bargained for
- A banquet, baijiu & Bon Jovi (Chinese work party)
- How to: Hang with the homies and not get totally hammered
Wikipedia has a handy entry on it, too.