First travel post would be introducing about the place I grow up!
Here are some notes, will share more in the days to come.
- Where is Taiwan: Lies on the East Coast of Asia.
- What languages we speak:
*Official languages- Mandarin Chinese(mainly), Taiwanese(mainly), Hakka, Aboriginal languages
**FAQ: What are the differences between: Mandarin & Chinese?
Pretty much they are all the same, as in general we say we are Chinese, we speak Chinese and Mandarin=Chinese.
Chinese is the BIG word term as English is the BIG word term.
If you really want to go inward and realize there are Chinese from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan…then we say we are Taiwanese.
Same in language in general we all speak: Chinese (Pǔtōnghuà) but has different accent as in Shanghai, Beijing (they twirl their tongue more) and other regions as there are: American English x British accent x Australian accent.
Then to dialect: There is Cantonese (Hong Kong), Taiwanese (from Hokkien region in China, Taiwanese ancestor mostly from there), Hakka (from Guandong region in China, another part of Taiwanese ancestor mostly from there), and native aboriginal.
**** Taiwanese all know how to speaks English, we all learned, but some people may not be that fluent as not being used as an official language (doesn’t have enough practice), however Taiwanese are very friendly in using gestures or any other ways to let you understand what they are trying to say, no worries 😉
3. What kind of people they are: Taiwanese
*Same with language.
In America, though your ancestors may from other where else, but you’ll say I am American, like we say we are Taiwanese.
4. What kind of letters we write: Traditional Chinese
*** FAQ: Traditional Chinese vs Simplified Chinese.
Simplified Chinese is the mostly used in world now as people learned to write since the strokes of characters is much easier, however can’t trace the origin of how the letters evolve. Traditional Chinese can since it’s the same as it is in 5,000 years ago.
a. moon 月 (yueiˋ) b. wood 木 (muˋ) c. fire 火 (huohˇ)
d. fish 魚 (yuˊ) e. turtle 龜 (guei) ; turtle in simplified Chinese 龟
f. 囧 (juongˇ)–its just a facial expression with no meanings, hahahaha
5. What is the capital of Taiwan: Taipei
6. How long does it take from flying from North America: 11~12 hrs from LAX (direct flight); Europe: 15hrs from London (direct flight) , 14hrs from Paris (direct flight)
Taiwan people are being said: the most friendliest country as many has traveled.
Find out yourselves as your next travel destination!!
Post about previous travel: London & Paris will come out soon.
Next destination of traveling will be confirmed next week, very excited of it!!!
以上都在介紹台灣, 應該不用寫中文吧. 😀
下一個旅行地點, 下星期會確認, yea!!!