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Western stars and their Chinese nicknames

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is pictured during a ceremony to be named a "United Nations Messenger of Peace" with a special focus on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York, in this September 20, 2014 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]

Leonardo DiCaprio: Little Plum

The former Titanic actor is referred to as "Little Plum" in China, or 小李子 (xiao li zi).

It is a play on words. "Li" is the first syllable of the Chinese translation of Leonardo, 李奥纳多 (li ao na duo) and 里子 (li zi) is Chinese for the fruit plum.

Together, you get "Little Plum". It’s a perfect fit for DiCaprio, who has gone "plump" in the past few years.

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