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神奇 Shénqí was originally: 'magical, miraculous, mystic or supernatural'. Nowadays, it commonly means: 'strange, unsual, unexpected or surprising'.

Examples in short conversations:

A:在苏格兰以前男人都穿裙子。 Zài Sūgélán yǐqián nánrén dōu chuān qúnzi. 'In Scotland men used to wear skirts (kilts!).'
B:这还真神奇。 Zhè hái zhēn shénqí. 'That's really odd.'

A:他来给我道歉了。 Tā lái gěi wǒ dàoqiànle. 'He came and apologized to me.'
B:神奇。他居然会主动道歉。 Shénqí. Tā jūrán huì zhǔdòng dàoqiàn. 'How strange. It is unsual for him to take the initiative to apologize.'

A:这个大殿没有用一根柱子。 Zhège dàdiàn méi yǒu yòng yì gēn zhùzi. 'The main hall (of the temple etc.) doesn't use a pillar.'
B:好神奇的设计。 Hǎo shénqí de shèjì.' Its design is quite marvellous.'

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