"Talking to Taiwanese" Taipei Local Custom Tip by dixonchan

Taipei Local Customs: 44 reviews and 44 photos

Taiwanese are a group of friendly chaps. It helps if you can speak their language, which is Mandarin and Min Nan Yu.

Taxi drivers usually give good recommendations of the places to go. So if you are stucked, try seeking advice from them while in the car. However, many of them seem very keen to talk about their country's politics. When this happen, just keep quiet and listen to them. You'll never know whether they are on the Green or Blue side, and you won't want to offend them.

Store tenders typically follow the Jap Style, occasioanlly gesturing you to visit their shops with "Huan Yin Guan Lin". (In English, it means "Feel Free to Drop By")

If you can't speak Mandarin, don't worry. Most Taiwanese can speak basic English, with some carrying good conversations with it.

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  • Written Nov 21, 2004
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