A lot of Chinese people are going to chop their hands off this Wedmesday because

It’s 11.11, crazy online shopping day!

剁手(duò shǒu= to chop off someone’s hand)is a new word to express the regret after impulse spending.

On November 11th, there will be a lot of discounts on platforms like Taobao and Tmall. And a lot of people can not resist buying more than they need or can afford. That’s why a lot of people are going to duò shǒu next week!

let’s see how to use this word in your daily life.

jīnnián shuāng11nǐ duòshǒu le ma ?

1. 今年双11你剁手了吗?

Did you chop your hand off(buy anything) on Nov 11th  this year?

zuótiān wǒ yòu mǎi le yīduī dōngxī ,wǒ yào duòshǒu!

2. 昨天我又买了一堆东西,我要剁手!

I bought a bunch of things again yesterday, I am chopping my hand off

wèile kòngzhì zìjǐ bú duòshǒu ,wǒ yào bǎ táobǎo xièzǎi le

3. 为了控制自己不剁手,我要把淘宝卸载了。

To control myself not to chop my hand off (buy things), I am deleting Taobao

kàn wán zhíbō ,wǒ yòu xiǎng duòshǒu le

4. 看完直播,我又想剁手了!

After watching live stream, I want to chop my hand off (buy things) again.

měinián shāngjiā dōu huì xiǎng jìn yíqiè bànfǎ ràng xiāofèizhě duòshǒu

5. 每年商家都会想尽一切办法让消费者剁手。

Every year, sellers would do whatever they can to make customers chop their hands off(buy things).

Originally published @hanlin-language-center