❤️Today is 5.20, May the 20th. It may seem like a normal day for you, but for others, especially in #China
, today is a very special day! It’s a #dayoflove
. It’s all about the sounds. When you write May 20th in numbers, it’s written 5.20. When you pronounce the numbers 5. 2. 0 in #Chinese
, 五二零 wǔ èr líng, they sound very close to the words 我爱你 wǒ ài nǐ. They don’t sound exactly the same, but they sound quite similar, and that’s enough! The Chinese love plays on homophonic words and numbers with hidden meanings.
520 originally started as a slang word used by the Chinese online as a shortcut to say I love you in Chinese, like ILY in English. #520