The 6 Most Common Chinese Words for “Popular”

1 受欢迎 shòu huānyíng

popular, welcome

Huáwèi shǒujī zài zhōngguó fēicháng shòu huānyíng.

华为手机在中国非常受欢迎。

Huawei phones are very popular in China.

2 流行 liúxíng

popular, prevalent

Zhè shǒu mínyáo zài jǐnán hěn liúxíng.

这首民谣在济南很流行。

This folk song is very popular in Jinan.

3 红 hóng

trending, popular, red

In Chinese culture, red is considered an auspicious color, which may explain why it has come to symbolize popularity.

Tā shì yī wèi hěn hóng de yǐngshì míngxīng.

她是一位很红的影视明星。

She is a very popular film and television star.

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4 火huǒ

popular, fire

This word means “fire,” and the underlying logic behind its association with popularity is that something is “hot” if it is popular.

Wǒmen de chǎnpǐn zài zhōngguó hěn huǒ.

我们的产品在中国很火。

Our products are very popular in China.

5 抢手qiǎng shǒu

popular / to-sell-well

Zhè kuǎn diànnǎo zài zhōngguó fēicháng qiǎngshǒu.

这款电脑在中国非常抢手。

This computer is selling well in China.

6 脱销tuōxiāo

sell out; out of stock

Zhè zhǒng kǒuzhào yǐjīng tuōxiāole.

这种口罩已经脱销了。

This mask is out of stock.

 

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