“四世同堂”短视频爆火 "Four generations under one roof" video goes viral
A series of videos under the theme "Four generations under one roof(四世同堂 sì shì tóng táng)" made in China has gone viral on Twitter.
Another "Four generations under one roof" themed challenge video. [Screenshot: China Plus]
In these videos, Chinese kids(孩子 háizi), their parents(父母 fùmǔ), their grandparents(祖父母 zǔfùmǔ) and great-grandparents(曾祖父母 zēng zǔfùmǔ) appear(出现 chūxiàn) in turn from youngest(最年轻的 zuì niánqīng de) to oldest(最年长的 zuì nián zhǎng de).
The most widely spread video was published on December 15 on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, and has gained over 2.2 million likes. In the video, a girl calls her mother(妈妈 māma), the mother then calls her mother, who then calls her mother.
Many others then followed suit(照做 zhào zuò) and uploaded their versions(版本 bǎnběn) of "four generations under one roof" videos.
A Netizen from India upload his video of four generations on Twitter.[Screenshot: China Plus]
The videos were later shared on Twitter and become a hit too, with many foreigners saying the new Chinese meme "wholesome."
Some also shared their family photos with four or even five generations(代 dài) together.
中国家庭成员 family members:
[érzi] 儿子 son
[nǚ'ér] 女儿 daughter
[bàba] 爸爸 father
[māma] 妈妈 mother
[yéye] 爷爷 paternal grandfather
[nǎinai] 奶奶 paternal grandmother
[lǎoyé] 姥爷 maternal grandfather
[lǎolao] 姥姥 maternal grandmother
[zhàngfu] 丈夫 husband
[qīzi] 妻子 wife
[gēge] 哥哥 elder brother
[dìdi] 弟弟 younger brother
[jiějie] 姐姐 elder sister
[mèimei] 妹妹 young sister
[shūshu] 叔叔 uncle (father's younger brother)
[shěnshen] 婶婶 aunt(wife of one's father's younger brother)
[gūgu] 姑姑 aunt (father's sister)
[gūfu] 姑父 uncle (husband of father's sister)
[bóbo] 伯伯 uncle (father's elder brother)
[bómu] 伯母 aunt(wife of one's father's younger brother)
[yíyi] 姨姨 aunt (mother's sister)
[yífu] 姨夫 uncle (husband of mother's sister)
[jiùjiu] 舅舅 uncle (mother's brother)
[jiùmu] 舅母 aunt(wife of mother's brother)
[gōnggong] 公公 father-in-law (husband's father)
[pópo] 婆婆 mother-in-law (husband's mother)
[yuèfu] 岳父 father-in-law (wife's father)
[yuèmǔ] 岳母 mother-in-law (wife's mother)
[zhízi] 侄子 nephew (brother's son)
[zhínǚ] 侄女 niece (brother's daughter)
[wàisheng] 外甥 nephew (sister's son); daughter's son
[wàishengnǚ] 外甥女 niece (brother's daughter); daughter's daughter
[sūnzi] 孙子 grandson (son's son)
[sūnnǚ] 孙女 granddaughter(son's daughter)