In Chinese, “Mei Jia” (美甲) refers to nail art and beauty – specifically manicures and pedicures. It covers techniques like nail polishing, designing, extensions, and more.
Examples of Using “Mei Jia”
Here are some real-life examples of “Mei Jia” used in Chinese conversations:
Wǒ zhōumò yào qù zuò měijiā, gěi zhǐjiā shàng ge shèjì.
I’m going to get my nails done this weekend, get a design put on.
Nǐ yào qù nǎ jiā měijiā diàn ya? Jìdé bāng wǒ yùyuē měijiā!
Which nail salon are you going to? Remember to book me a manicure!
Xiǎo Wáng měijiā gōngzuòshì de měijiā zuò de bùcuò, wǒ cháng qù nàr.
Xiao Wang Nail Studio does great nail work, I go there often.
FAQ about “Mei Jia”
What does “美甲” literally mean?
The characters 美 (měi) mean “beautiful” and 甲 (jiǎ) mean “nails.” So together 美甲 (měijiā) literally translates to “beautiful nails.”
What services are included in “美甲”?
Common nail services covered by “美甲” are manicures, pedicures, polishing, nail art, extensions, acrylics, dip powders, etc. Basically anything related to beautifying the nails.
Is it only for women?
No, while more popular among women, men can also get “美甲” services like buffing and polishing.
What are some related terms?
- 美甲师 (měijiā shī) – nail technician/artist
- 美甲店 (měijiā diàn) – nail salon
- 指甲彩绘 (zhǐjiā cǎihuì) – nail art designs
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