Chinese Swear Words + Chinese Curse Words

Chinese Swear Words & Chinese Curse Words

Every language, every culture has their own ways to express discontent. So, when learning Chinese it’s necessary to explore this aspect of the language – Chinese swear words. You need to know when others are swearing at you or when you might need to curse right back at them!

Today, let’s learn some Chinese swear words 粗話 (cūhuà – bad words) to better our understnaidng of the Chinese language. Before we start, we must note that these words are meant of adults only and only in the appropriate situations! Use them with caution or else you may suffer some serious consequences. 

Also, while it’s important at some point to learning cursing, make sure you know the fundamentals of the langauge before. Here at TutorMandarin we Chinese courses for every language level. Learn how to introduce yourself, how to order food or even business Chinese. Sign up now for a free 1-on-1 trial class to learn Chinese language with one of our professional tutors, to learn some real “useful Chinese”. We make sure, that you know how to apologize, or which Chinese sentences you should know in case of any emergency after you use these swear words. 

First of all, let’s see if you can handle these swear words!

Chinese Swears and Curses using the word “eggs”

We don’t know why, but a lot of negative meaning words consists of eggs in Chinese.


笨蛋 (bèn dàn): “stupid egg”, often called to someone who is a moron, idiot.


坏蛋 (huài dàn): “bad egg”, this is very generally used and not too offensive, usually used to call someone unscrupulous or directly referring to a “bad person”.


混蛋 (hún dàn): “mixed egg”, means that someone’s mother mated with two men in quick succession. It is used to call a person who is a bastard, hoodlum or scoundrel.


滚蛋 (gǔn dàn): “rolling egg”, means “fuck off”. Telling people to leave you alone.


王八蛋 (wáng bā dàn): “tortoise egg”. It is a combination of two words: 王八 (wáng bā) is the Chinese word for turtle and used as a slang, it means a cuckolded husband or a stupid man. Adding 蛋 (dàn: egg) at the end somehow intensifies the pejorative meaning.


Chinese Swears and Chinese Curses with the words “organs”

Not different to others, Chinese cursing words have something to do with genitals or avoiding sexual harassment issues. Please be aware of these words!


傻屄 (shǎ bī): 屄 b(ī) means vagina. 傻 (shǎ) means fool. This phrase is like calling someone stupid cunt.


二屄 (Èr bī): an Online user will use “2B” as an antonomasia of this word. Using vagina two times means, which you might guess, “extremely klutz”.


牛屄 (niúbì): “cow vagina”, could be abbreviated into “NB”. It means “Fucking awesome!” in colloquial.


屌絲 (diǎo sī): “Male pubic hair.” Like the infinitesimal growing hair, it means “loser”.


Chinese Swears and Chinese curses about “sex” and/or “family members”

Same as others, Chinese swear words insult people by cursing their parents or ancestors!

Warning these words are very rude! All the following words/ sentences mean somehow “Damn you!” or “Shit!”

他妈的 (tā mā de): “his mother’s”


你奶奶的 (nǐ nǎi nǎi de): “your grandma’s”


你爷爷的 (nǐ yé yé de): “your grandpa’s”


靠北 (kào běi): It’s from the Taiwanese slang and means “crying hard when one’s father died”. Used to tell someone “Shut up!” (別靠北), or expressing annoyance and anger.


干 (gàn): “Fuck”


肏你妈 or 操你媽 (cào nǐ mā): “Fuck your mother”, same as in English “motherfucker”.


After all, do you get a rough idea of how Chinese swear words are like? Fearing of seeing you ending up in the hospital for several injuries or having pathetic in-prison life, this amount of vocabulary will be enough. Even though we hope, that you don’t get into trouble, we have also posted an article about Emergency contact numbers in China.  

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