Bullet screen (弹幕 Danmu) is a unique language of Bilibili users. Audiences communicate with each other and content creators through sending bullet comments. According to Bilibili, 4.19 million bullet screens are sent out by Bilibili users everyday. Understanding the bullet screen culture is a key step to understanding the platform. Today let’s take a small quiz to see if you really understand Gen Zer’s language.
1. Which emotion does “AWSL (Initials of Chinese Pinyin “A Wo Si Le 啊我死了”)” express?
A. I’m dying
B. I’m depressed
C. I’m so happy/excited
2. When someone sends bullet comments “???” , what does it mean?
A. It means the audience has questions about the video
B. It means the audience feels surprised on the video content
C. It’s a negative comment from audiences
3. What does “Zheng Pian Kai Shi (正片开始)” mean?
A. It means the film now starts
B. It means this is the official video
C. It means the most anticipated scene is coming
The answers are: C, B, C
Top 10 most popular bullet screen on Bilibili in 2019👇
👑 Top 1: “AWSL” (appeared over 3.29 million times)
Initials of Chinese Pinyin “A Wo Si Le (啊我死了)”, which literally means “Ah, I died”. Gen Zers always use this word to express a strong feeling of happiness and excitement, for example, when they see their favorite pop star.
💡“Ming Chang Mian (名场面)”
Meaning “A famous scene”, usually being used in the middle of a video/movie just before the famous scene.
💡“Lei Mu (泪目)”
Meaning “Eyes full of tears”, to express that you are deeply touched.
💡“Wo Ke Yi (我可以)”
Literally it means “I can”. But the user is not saying that he/she is capable of doing something, but he/she really loves someone or something, for example when they see a pop star. Use “I can” to show your love!
💡“Zhu Ru Ling Hun (注入灵魂)”
Meaning “Deeply into your soul”. To describe some highlights make the whole video fantastic and they are deeply into your soul.
💡“Dai Xia Hu (逮虾户)”
Originally from “Deja Vu”, a song in the cartoon “Initial D”, to describe high-speed scene, such as car drifting.
💡“Miao A (秒啊)”
To describe something unexpectedly surprising but actually reasonable.
💡“Huan Ying Hui Jia (欢迎回家)”
Literally means “Welcome home”. Originally from a Japanese movie in which the main character is a lonely girl. Audiences send “Welcome home” to show sympathy.
💡“Zheng Pian Kai Shi (正片开始)”
Usually used in the middle of a video meaning the most anticipated scene is coming.
💡“Biao Zhun Jie Ju (标准结局)”
“A standard ending” - meaning the ending of the video is not surprising.