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What Does 516 Mean in a Text?

In a text, the numbers 516 mean "I have to go." If you were to read these numbers in Chinese, they would sound similar to the Chinese words 我要溜, which translate as "I have to go."

Lots of Chinese words sound similar to the Chinese numbers. As a result, sentences can be created using just numbers. Of note, the number "0" (zero), which is used to represent the word "you," does not sound much like the Chinese word for "you," but it is still used so meaningful sentences can be created. These Chinese chat codes have become highly popular, not only in countries where Chinese characters are used but also in countries with different alphabets (e.g., Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic).
NumberChinese MeaningEnglish Meaning

516

我要溜
I have to go.
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meaning of 516

When the individual numbers in 516 are read aloud in Chinese, they sound like the words 我要溜, which mean "I have to go."

Summary of Key Points

The Chinese phrase 我要溜, which translates as "I have to go," is the most common definition for 516 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
516
Definition:我要溜 (I have to go)
Type:Chinese "Numerical Sentence"
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess (if you understand Chinese, else virtually impossible)

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of 516 Used in a Text

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