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  • We are on a mission

  • doing a social experiment

  • to see if we can get around

  • downtown Taipei

  • without a word of Mandarin

  • Hi

  • is it possible to get a map?

  • for the subway

  • no sorry no

  • No? There's no map?

  • and is there ah~

  • map go to another station

  • sorry?

  • this station no map

  • this station no map

  • maybe go to another station

  • maybe have maps

  • which station you wanna go?

  • um I just want to get to the city hall

  • city hall

  • BL

  • Blue BL

  • Oh okay

  • the blue line

  • alright thank you so much

  • Hi sorry excuse me

  • where can I get the taxi?

  • the cab

  • yes

  • B4

  • So basement down

  • do I take the elevator?

  • or do I take the...

  • go straight and you can see the elevator

  • oh okay thank you

  • Hi excuse me

  • sorry

  • I'm just wondering

  • where the Howard Plaza Hotel is

  • is it this way?

  • Do you have Google map?

  • This is Google map,

  • but I wasn't sure which way I should go

  • So I think we are at the blue dot

  • It's ok I use mine

  • Thank you

  • so sorry

  • Yes, it's this way

  • and then

  • the big road

  • Okay the big intersection

  • Yes

  • Is it far though?

  • Is it five minutes walk?

  • or 20 minutes?

  • Yea about five to ten minutes

  • Ok thank you so much

  • Thank you! Have a great day!

  • Sorry excuse me

  • Yes

  • Do you happen to know where the subway is?

  • The metro?

  • The train?

  • MRT?

  • She is looking for the MRT (Mandarin Chinese)

  • How do you say traffic light? (Mandarin Chinese)

  • The...

  • traffic light (Mandarin Chinese)

  • red yellow green

  • Do I go straight here?

  • Yes that's the big

  • the intersection?

  • Yes

  • Left

  • Okay turn left

  • So I go straight hit the road and turn left

  • yea yea yea

  • Head straight,

  • turn left,

  • and go around

  • and you will

  • you will see

  • MRT

  • Okay I will see the sign

  • Yes

  • thank you so much

  • Hello (Mandarin Chinese)

  • Are these all the...

  • Oh, ok

  • What would you like to drink?

  • I'm looking for

  • green tea?

  • Yes

  • Our #1 is milk tea

  • How about you try this

  • Oh smells really pungent

  • Green tea

  • Okay these are all green tea

  • and that one was

  • which one sorry?

  • That one was...

  • that tube

  • which one

  • was this

  • like on the menu

  • We just smell

  • oh we smell them!

  • oh that's really cool

  • okay um

  • are there other green tea?

  • you want green tea?

  • yes

  • this #1

  • yea that was the one I smelled right?

  • yes

  • you want this?

  • sure I will take that

  • Hi

  • um...

  • can I have a pork bun?

  • yea of course

  • just one?

  • yea just one

  • sorry I just want to try it

  • ok

  • if you like it

  • we have cabbage

  • and leek

  • bamboo

  • and for sweet flavours

  • we have red bean

  • oh there are also sweet ones

  • I will just take the cabbage?

  • whatever that's signature here

  • one or two?

  • just one

  • yep thank you

  • NT$16 (= US$0.50)

  • okay

  • talk about real life social experiment

  • are you impressed?

  • Because I was able to get

  • pork cabbage bun

  • and a cup of green tea

  • so delicious

  • without a word of Mandarin

  • I think this

  • calls for a toast

  • because

  • I know you will be heading to Taiwan in no time

  • now pack your bags

  • because

  • all these yummies

  • doesn't wait

We are on a mission

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B1 US green tea yea mandarin tea map green

Do They Speak English In Taiwan? 台北人英文超強?

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    車車 posted on 2017/06/08
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