二次元 èrcìyuán

Since: ?

Origin: Japan

Meaning: Two-dimensional world.

Chinese people use the expression: “二次元世界” (èrcìyuánshíjiè) to specify the two-dimension world of Manga, Anime, cartoons, tv-series, animation and video-games.

During the 80’s and 90’s Chinese children could finally access to all the Japanese sub-culture of anime and manga. They sat down in front of a TV or a book and started to live in another world, a two-dimensional world made of fantasy, creativity, imagination.

erciyuan-二次元

Copyright Baidu.com

Need to know: “二次元” has a good connotation and it’s usually used when people like the 2D world, on the contrary “贰刺螈”(èrcīyuán) is used when the speaker wants to ridicule, to mock this world.

Related words: 2.5次元, 三次元, 弹幕

In Use:  world of: “谁能告诉我进入到二次元的方法?”  ( Who can tell me how to start with the “two-dimensional world”?)

genre: “XX是一曲很棒的二次元音乐。” ( XX is a really cool two-dimensional song)

People description: “你居然是一只二次元!” ( Unexpectedly you’re a person living in a two-dimensional world! )

Interesting things: 2.5次元 is a 2.5-dimensional world, the one of cosplays!

Advertisements

One thought on “二次元 èrcìyuán

  1. Pingback: 网红 wǎnghóng – NewChineseWords

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s