[ càiniǎo ] "Newbie" This popular word refers to someone who is new to something or inexperienced in it. It is frequently used when referring to up and coming sports stars and when gaming online. It can also be used to describe skill level in other areas as in the example below: Example: 女1 ： 他的中文怎么样? 女2 ： 他还是中文菜鸟. =Girl 1 :"How is his Chinese?" Girl 2 : "He's still a Chinese newbie".