Call for Praise: Praise in Internet Culture

Thursday, April 11, 2024

In today's social media and online communities, new popular phrases constantly emerge, reflecting people's emotions, attitudes, and values in the digital world. One particularly noteworthy phrase is "打 () call" (Call for Praise), which is not just a linguistic expression, but also a reflection of social behavior. This article will delve into the meaning, usage scenarios, and impact on social media culture of the popular phrase "打 () call".

What is "打 () call"

"打call" is a popular phrase 短语 (duǎn yǔ) originating from Chinese internet culture. Initially used to describe cheering or encouraging performers during music concerts or shows, it has evolved into a way of praising or commending someone or something on social media platforms through comments, likes, shares, etc.

短语 (duǎn yǔ), noun, phrase

Examples:

  1. This phrase is very common in English. 
    这个短语在英语中很常见。
    Zhège duǎnyǔ zài Yīngyǔ zhōng hěn chángjiàn.
  2. We need to master some common phrases. 
    我们需要掌握一些常用的短语。
    Wǒmen xūyào zhǎngwò yīxiē chángyòng de duǎnyǔ.

Usage Scenarios of "打call"

As a phenomenon of internet culture, "打call" widely appears on various social media platforms, including but not limited to Weibo, Douyin, Instagram, etc. Here are some common usage scenarios:

  • Appreciating Excellence: When someone or something performs exceptionally well, people "打call" through comments or likes to express recognition and encouragement 鼓励 (gǔ lì).
  • Supporting Idols or Celebrities: Fans often "打call" for their idols or favorite celebrities on social media, showing their support and enthusiasm.

鼓励 (gǔ lì), noun, encouragement

Examples:

  1. We need more encouragement to support them. 
    我们需要更多的鼓励来支持他们。
    Wǒmen xūyào gèng duō de gǔlì lái zhīchí tāmen.
  2. Encouragement is a key factor in unleashing creativity. 
    鼓励是激发创造力的重要因素。
    Gǔlì shì jīfā chuàngzàolì de zhòngyào yīnsù.

How to "打call"

To effectively "打call" on social media, you can try the following methods:

  • Sincere Praise: Make sincere comments or repost praise-worthy content to make the praised individuals feel your sincerity and recognition.
  • Active Participation: Actively engage in social media interactions, not just passively receiving information, but also expressing your own opinions and attitudes through "打call."

Key Sentences:

  1. I always "Call for Praise" for my favorite singer's performances.
    我总是为我最喜欢的歌手的表演打call。
    Wǒ zǒng shì wèi wǒ zuì xǐhuān de gēshǒu de biǎoyǎn dǎ call.
  2. Let's "Call for Praise" for our friend who just got promoted! 
    让我们为刚刚晋升的朋友打call吧!
    Ràng wǒmen wèi gānggāng jìnshēng de péngyǒu dǎ call ba!
  3. Don't forget to "Call for Praise" for your classmates' achievements. 
    别忘了为你的同学们的成就打call。
    Bié wàngle wèi nǐ de tóngxuémen de chéngjiù dǎ call.

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