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This Two Minute Video Will Instantly Teach Anyone How To Swear In Chinese

"Gan", like its English equivalent of "fuck", is incredibly versatile.

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The sheer ubiquity of "gan" and the complexity of its usage has long perplexed all but native speakers.


The remarkable word can be used to express a wide range of emotions from anger to surprise to ecstasy, and even evolve into verbs and adjectives when combined with other characters.

This two-minute video named "The Secret of Gàn" demystifies the swear word, delineating all its weird and wonderful forms of usage.

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The video was created by Trending Taiwan, the YouTube channel behind the Chinese Crash Course series, which teaches colloquial Chinese.

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