With the rapid pace of change, new memes and expressions come and go with the blink of an eye. As 2016 comes to an end, Lost in Translation, with the help of Yaowenjiaozi, is here with the top Chinese memes of 2016.

 Primeval Power(洪荒之力)

When asked how she won her race at this year’s Olympics in Rio, Fu Yuanhui* responded that she used all of her inner strength and “primeval power.” The term, together with her adorable facial expressions, made for instant memery.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.