What do these tags mean? [Chinese]

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  1. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    Sorry for asking such a troublesome question!

    I was browsing through jjwxc, and there were some tags that I was never quite sure about what they meant. I would forever be thankful for any help! (m。_。)m

    快穿 - whats the difference between this and 穿越?
    娱乐圈
    爽文
    穿书 - same as above
    种田文 - farming story?
    综漫
    强强
    生子
    网王
    英美剧
    HP
    火影
    异能 - superpowers?
    无限流
    虐恋情深
    清穿
    家教
    天之骄子
    猎人
    打脸
    直播
    破镜重圆
    励志人生
    黑篮
    红楼梦 - isn't this a classic novel?
    超级英雄 - super... hero?
    宫斗
    机甲
    年下
    复仇虐渣
    婚恋
    网红
    花季雨季
    洪荒
    升级流
    血族
    海贼王 - one piece...?
    宅斗
    平步青云
    西方罗曼
    网配
    时代奇缘
    异国奇缘
    近水楼台
    美娱
    边缘恋歌
    七五
    三教九流
    恋爱合约
    霹雳
    SD
     
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  2. LysUltima

    LysUltima Riichi! Tsumo! Toitoi! Suuankou!?

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    What else could pirate king mean?

    HP is probably HP... Game system? VRMMO?
     
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  3. Sordahon

    Sordahon 『One Person Virtue Is Another One Sin』

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    HP is called Life Force by those other worlders with common sense.
     
  4. CharLok

    CharLok Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really sure, but I think 火影 is something like a ninja, Its a term mostly used in Naruto I think, I think it's a literal translation of "Hokage"
    Ho = fire = 火
    Kage = shadow = 影
     
  5. raltzero

    raltzero Last Year Until BS in IT | Lazy Overlord TL

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    快穿 - Short story/Quick Plot (Less than 200 chapters)
    娱乐圈 - Show Business (Entertainment World[Acting, Singing, etc])
    爽文 - Enjoyable Story
    种田文 - Farming Story
    综漫 - "Flooded with information"
    强强 - Unyielding Strength (Not too sure)
    生子 - Birth (Probably Pregnancy-related)
    网王 - Net King (?) [Google gives me 'Prince of Tennis]
    英美剧 - Hero & Beauty Drama (剧 being loosely translated into Drama)
    HP - Does it really need to be explained.
    火影 - Probably means R15 or R18.
    异能 - Yes, superpowers.
    无限流 - Unlimited degeneration (Uh, you might want to see the book first to make sure this is actually the translation.)
    虐恋情深 - (...) Rich (with) S&M Situations
    清穿 - (Not sure)
    家教 - Private Tutor/Family Education
    天之骄子 - Proud Heaven's Child
    猎人 - Hunter(...really, you didn't bother to even put it through a dictionary?)
    打脸 - Face-slapping, my favorite. I'm pretty sure this is a tag on 'I'm Really A Superstar' and 'Library of Heaven's Path'
    直播 - Live Broadcast (Might be a tag of IRAS because it starts out with 'Live Broadcasting')
    破镜重圆 - Reconciliation and reuniting (For dramas. Usually broken up marriage and things work out somehow.)
    励志人生 - Life encouragement (MC going through depression or something)

    And I'm done. I think this is quite a huge chunk of your list......
     
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  6. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    Thank you! This is really helpful!
     
  7. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    Ah, that's what my dictionary told me too, but I wasn't sure if that was right, or if it was a euphemism for something...? idk!

    Like in English, a predator can refer to a person that well... uhh... (I'll just stop there).
     
  8. raltzero

    raltzero Last Year Until BS in IT | Lazy Overlord TL

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    Pretty sure it refers to 'Hunter'-style MC's, possibly in VRMMORPG-type novels. You might want to see the novels under that tag on the website.
     
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  9. Bagelson

    Bagelson Well-Known Member

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    Lots of these can probably be found through Google.

    快穿 - Seems to be novels with multiple time slips/transmigrations? (https://baike.baidu.com/item/快穿文)
    娱乐圈 - Another word for Show Business (演艺界)
    爽文 - Stories that always go well for the MC? (https://baike.baidu.com/item/爽文/19762164)
    穿书 - Not a clue. Maybe transmigration into fiction?
    种田文 - Farming story.
    综漫 - Story with compilation of manga characters from multiple works (https://baike.baidu.com/item/综漫)
    强强 - Not a clue.
    生子 - Literally means birth. Apparently in BL stories "生子文" is a situation where the bottom for some reason can give birth.
    网王 - This is short for Prince of Tennis, and any references not to that seems to be the exception more than the rule.
    英美剧 - English/American drama.
    HP - Lots of possibilities, would need to see specific references. Offhand I'd go for Harry Potter.
    火影 - Naruto.
    异能 - Superpowers. Or rather supernatural abilities.
    无限流 - "Unlimited style", i.e fiction with every possible genre plus the kitchen sink, science, magic, religion, myth, other fiction, reality, manga, etc.
    虐恋情深 - No clear reference, BDSM love stories?
    清穿 - Apparently stories about time slip/transmigration to the Qing dynasty era.
    家教 - Home education? Need more data.
    天之骄子 - Four character expression for an extremely lucky person.
    猎人 - Hunter
    打脸 - Face slapping (probably the figurative kind).
    直播 - Live broadcast
    破镜重圆 - "A shattered mirror put back together", refers to couples reuniting.
    励志人生 - Encouraging life?
    黑篮 - Kuroko's Basketball, the manga.
    红楼梦 - Classic novel Dream of a Red Mansion.
    超级英雄 - Superhero.
    宫斗 - Harem fight, court intrigue.
    机甲 - Mecha.
    年下 - The lunar new year? Not sure how that's relevant.
    复仇虐渣 - Bullying weaklings for revenge. Your standard cruel MC xianxia fare.
    婚恋 - Love and marriage.
    网红 - Online celebrity.
    花季雨季 - A hit novel series from 1990. Apparently with an encouraging, life-affirming feeling.
    洪荒 - Primal era. Maybe disaster genre?
    升级流 - "Upgrade style", MC starts as a loser, works his way up.
    血族 - Blood relations. Or the TV series The Strain.
    海贼王 - Once Piece.
    宅斗 - Harem fight again, but this time smaller scale, like merchant family.
    平步青云 - Rapid rise.
    西方罗曼 - Western romance.
    网配 - Amateur online dubbing?
    时代奇缘 - Peculiar fate with time?
    异国奇缘 - Peculiar foreign fate?
    近水楼台 - "A pavilion near water", being the first to obtain favour by sheer proximity.
    美娱 - American entertainment? Probably not.
    边缘恋歌 - Unconventional love, like incest, homosexuality, etc.
    七五 - Maybe "seven heroes, five justices" something something.
    三教九流 - The three religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and nine schools of thought (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Schools_of_Thought)
    恋爱合约 - Lit. "Love Contract", seems like there's a book, movie, and Taiwanese drama with the name.
    霹雳 - Thunderclap? Or Malaysia.
    SD - Not a clue.
     
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    Filling in a few more.
    强强 Relationship where both MCs are strong
    虐恋情深 Romance with lots of heartache / pain; misunderstandings, guy treats girl badly, etc.
    年下 Has to do with which guy is older in BL stories
    洪荒 Set in the early universe; see Pangu
    血族 Vampires
    网配 Radio drama / voice actors
    七五 Cat and mouse relationship (?)
    恋爱合约 Contract relationships

    Some of the tags are for fanfic, which is why they're names of series and the like.
    HP Harry Potter
    家教 Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
    霹雳 Pili TV series; see Pili
    SD Slam Dunk
     
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  11. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    @Bagelson @mayy Thank you both very much!

    orz, I just realized I totally knew this one before! Somehow it didn't click with me before!

    (`_´)ゞ I'm not sure if I get this one!
     
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    mayy Well-Known Member

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    Hm, yeah, maybe I misread the explanation. The 七五 tag on the site looks like fanfic from Seven Heroes and Five Gallants.

    Cat and mouse thing was something to do with two of the characters in the story. One's nicknamed "Royal Cat" and another "Sleek Rat." I think they're enemies in the original? Yeah, not really sure, haha.
     
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  13. luoxinle

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    打脸 literally translates as face-slapping, but it probably refers to novels in which the antagonists/bad guys have a satisfying bad ending. It's a little like revenge, except that revenge novels are usually about one character seeking revenge for one terrible wrong done to them, where as face-slapping is more likely to be constant little revenge moments where other characters try to harm the main character, but end up getting harmed themselves.
     
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    c.decora Holy Cardinal, Ascended Mouse

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    Face-slapping is more like proving someone who looks down on you wrong though.
    It's like revenge by living better/longer. The getting harmed part isn't actually related even if it may happen.