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Hello, I'm Ray!
Today we're going to talk about the common
English mistakes in Taiwan.

Again, it's time to collect everyone's
Chinglish examples!

Common English mistakes in Taiwan
Episode 2!

We had corrected 5 Chinglish sentences in
the first episode. A lot of people liked it.

They said it was very useful and wanted
to learn more.

So today, we also have 5 sentences for you.
I very like last episode
Wait a second, Lil Ray. It's not your turn yet...
Come back later.
Ok?
Wait.
Today we're also going to take a look at
5 Chinglish sentences.

First, I'll have Lil Ray show you the example.
While he speaks,

you can try to figure out what's wrong and
how it can be fixed.

After the demonstration,
I'll explain why the sentence is wrong and
how to correct it.

Ready? Let's go!
I eat already, I come already, I do already
I think everyone knows what "already"
means in Chinese, right?

it's "已經". "I eat already" is the
literal translation from Chinese.

If that's the case, it should be
"I already eat".

But the most common one I heard
is "I eat already".

They are both incorrect.
The problem is the tense of the verb
"eat".

If you want to express "having done
something" in English,

you should use "perfect tense".
If you want to learn more about
perfect tense,

click the box over here, it's a video that
focus only on explaing perfect tense.

So how to turn this sentence into
perfect tense?

It should be "I have eaten", "I've eaten"
Past tense is also okay for this sentence,
but you need to add the "already" to
express the concept of "having done".

You can either put the "already" in the
middle of the sentence or at the end.

So you can say "I already ate" or
"I ate already".

No why, no why, don't ask.
No why
Zero why
"No why" is also a super direct literal
translation of "沒有為什麼".

Maybe when you did something stupid
and others started to question your IQ.

"Why?"
And you didn't have any excuses, so you
would say "沒有為什麼".

In that case, you should say "No reason".
That's the correct way instead.
But if someone asked you "Why?"
here is the better response, you can say
"Why not?"
You'll get beaten up right away,
but it's worth it.

This give you
Take it!
Take it~Take it~
Most of the mistakes we talk about
today are due to literal translation.

What's being translated into "This give you"?
It's from "這給你".

That's not okay. Nono~
The fans who paid attention to my videos
should know

what to say when giving stuffs to others,
right?

It's here. I already talked about it in
10 English Phrases.

Alright, when you give something to others
you can say "Here you go".

The rain is big outside!
Oh! So many rain.
How to say when it's pouring out there?
Never say "The rain is big" like Lil Ray did.

Also, rain is non-plural, so you can't say
"many rain".

"Heavy" is often used in this situation.
Such as "heavy rain" or
"it's raining heavily".

Another common way to say it
is "it's pouring".

It's like the rain is so heavy as the
water pouring out from the bucket.

Now I want to talk about an interesting
phenomenon.

That is, if you've learned English in
Taiwan,

you must have heard of the idiom
"it's raining cats and dogs", right?

And there are people who use this
idiom to describe heavy rain.

Ok, there is nothing wrong about it.
But I've rarely actually heard of any
native speakers who use it.

I think it might be like
saying
"The rain is torrential out there."
It's kind of weird.
We didn't look up
for the pronunciation
of the idiom, so I'm not sure if I said
it right.

I have to write homework. I hate all
my teachers.

Last one, for those who are still
students.

"寫功課" is definitely not "write homework"
or "make homework"!
There are two English verbs you can use:
"do" or "finish".

So you can say "I have to do my homework".
or "I have to finish my homework".
Alright! Let's review today's key points
with Lil Ray!

I eat already
I have eaten / I already ate 我已經吃了
No why
No reason 沒有為什麼
This give you
Here you go 這給你
The rain is big!
It's raining heavily! / It's pouring! 外面雨下的很大
Write homework
Do homework / Finish homework 寫功課
Good job! Learning through mistakes
is an efficient way, right?

So have you heard of any common mistakes
others make?

Or the mistakes you make often?
Leave the message below
and I will help you get rid of Chinglish!
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And that is a wrap, thank you guys for
watching, as always

and I'll catch you guys next time! See ya!
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Common English Mistakes in Taiwan

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