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34 Hilarious Nicknames Chinese People Have Given Celebrities

1/2 of these are shady. The other 1/2 are brilliant.

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In China, often times Western celebrities are given nicknames based on the pronunciation of their translated Chinese names. Other times it's based on their personality. Either way, the names are pretty hilarious.

1. Nicki Minaj = 麻辣鸡 = Spicy Chicken

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2. Avril Lavigne = 酵母 = Yeast

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3. Justin Bieber = 丁日 = Dick

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4. Kim Kardashian = 金大妈 = Aunt Kim

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5. Jay Leno = 下巴 = The Chin

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6. Lady Gaga = 康敏苏 = Coming Soon*

*Because her album is always coming soon.
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*Because her album is always coming soon.

7. Ellie Goulding = 绵羊 = Sheep*

*Because she sounds like a sheep.
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*Because she sounds like a sheep.

8. Jennifer Lawrence = 大表姐 = Eldest Cousin*

*Because she's cool like the oldest cousin.
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*Because she's cool like the oldest cousin.

9. Eminem = 拇爷 = Grandfather Thumb

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10. Tom Hardy = 汤老湿 = Always Wet

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11. Matt Bomer = 孔雀 = Peacock*

*Because peacocks are perfection.
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*Because peacocks are perfection.

12. Ed Sheeran = 毛绒绒 = Furry & Cute

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13. Miley Cyrus = 舌婊 = Tongue Bitch

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14. Lana Del Rey = 打雷姐 = Thunder Sister

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15. Calvin Harris = 高富帅 = Tall, Rich, Hot

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16. Britney Spears = 小甜甜 = Little Sweetie OR 星巴克 = Queen Of Starbucks

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17. Justin Timberlake = 贾老板 = Boss Jia*

*Jia sounds like his name.
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*Jia sounds like his name.

18. Meryl Streep = 梅姨 = Auntie Mei

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19. The Weeknd = 盆栽哥 = Brother Potted Plant

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20. Bruno Mars = 火星哥 = Mars Brother

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21. Rihanna = 山东天后 = Queen Of ShaDong Province

*Because "We Found Love” sound like “潍坊的爱”which means“love from weifang." Weifang is a city in ShanDong province
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*Because "We Found Love” sound like “潍坊的爱”which means“love from weifang." Weifang is a city in ShanDong province

22. Taylor Swift = 霉霉 = Unlucky* or 公车霉 = Bus**

*Unlucky because of love** Bus because she has dated a bus load of men
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*Unlucky because of love

** Bus because she has dated a bus load of men

23. Kesha = 钱婆 = Money Woman

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24. Mariah Carey = 牛姐 = Cow Sister*

*Cows are seen as awesome. It basically means "awesome sister."
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*Cows are seen as awesome. It basically means "awesome sister."

25. Ariana Grande = 小牛牛 = Little Cow*

*Again, "cow" means awesome.
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*Again, "cow" means awesome.

26. One Direction = 小破团 = Little Broken Team

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27. Demi Lovato = 呆米 = Rock Princess

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28. Selena Gomez = 傻脸 = Silly Face

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29. Kristen Stewart = l面瘫女 = Stone Faced Girl

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30. Carly Rae Jepsen = Squat Sister*

*Because she's always squatting on her album covers.
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*Because she's always squatting on her album covers.

31. Ryan Gosling = 高司令 = High General

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32. Gisele Bundchen = 吉娘娘 = Queen G

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33. Katy Perry = 水果姐 = Fruit Sister

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34. Benedict Cumberbatch = 卷福 = Curly Blessing

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Find out what your Chinese celebrity nickname would be here!

BTW, all nicknames are taken from this Weibo thread.

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