Chinese | Phrases - Personal | SMS and Web

SMS and Web - Short Codes

AIUI (as I understand it)
就我理解
Used after explaining something from your point of view
ASL (age, sex, location?)
年龄、性别和地址?
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
ATM (at the moment)
现在
Used to mean right now
BBL (be back later)
一会儿回来
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BCNU (be seeing you)
再见
Used when saying goodbye
BION (believe it or not)
信不信由你
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
BRB (be right back)
马上回来
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BYOB (bring your own beer)
请自带啤酒
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
CU (see you)
再见
Used when saying goodbye
CUL (see you later)
一会儿见
Used when saying goodbye
DIKU (do I know you?)
我们认识吗?
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
EOM (end of message)
信息结束
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
FYI (for your information)
供您参考的信息
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
G2G (got to go)
我必须离开
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
IMO (in my opinion)
在我看来
Used when giving a personal opinion
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
我的愚见
Used when giving a personal opinion
IOU (I owe you)
我欠您一个人情
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
J/K (just kidding)
只是开玩笑
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
L8R (later)
一会儿
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
LOL (laughing out loud)
大笑
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
MYOB (mind your own business)
不要多管闲事
Used when you want to keep something private
NRN (not right now)
现在不行
Used when you are not free to do something right away
RFD (request for discussion)
要求讨论
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
TB (text back)
请回复
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
TBH (to be honest)
说实话
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
TIA (thanks in advance)
提前谢谢您
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
THX (thanks)
谢谢
Used when thanking someone
TTYL (talk to you later)
一会聊
Used when saying goodbye
4U (for you)
给你的
Used when sending something to a particular person