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  • Hello, it's Ray!

  • Today I'll be talking about the common English mistakes in Taiwan

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  • I am preparing a whole new series

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  • Now, this series, as we call it,

  • what we are going to show you is

  • English...

  • mistakes...

  • in Taiwan...

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  • Since Mandarin is our mother tongue, when we learn a new language

  • we tend to bring in the Mandarin syntax into the newly-learned language

  • or even translate it directly

  • producing the so-called "Chinglish"

  • I very like Chinglish

  • Lil' Ray please wait. I haven't cue you yet.

  • I personally think that being able to communicate is the most important

  • Even if you talk in Chinglish, as long as people understand you

  • you can still communicate

  • However, if you want to learn English well and use the correct grammar in your conversations

  • please continue watching~

  • Today I'll be cueing Lil' Ray to demonstrate Chinglish

  • and while he demonstrates, you can think about

  • how the sentences are incorrect and how we can fix them

  • After Lil' Ray's demonstration

  • I'll explain why they are incorrect and how we say them right!

  • Ready? Let's go!

  • Where are you come from?

  • America?

  • Oh~say can you see~by the dawn's early light... (U.S. National Anthem)

  • This sentence may be asked to foreigners in Taiwan. That is, "Where are you from?"

  • The problem here is that the "ARE" in "where ARE you come from"

  • should be changed into "do", making it "where do you come from"

  • This is because what you've asked is the action of "come"

  • and since we have a verb, we need the auxiliary verb "do"

  • If there isn't a verb in the question, then we do not need this "do"

  • For example, "Where are you from?"

  • This is also a common question to ask someone where they are from

  • And because we did not use the verb "come" directly,

  • which means the question doesn't include the verb

  • it's okay to just say "Where are you from?"

  • I woke up super late today morning

  • Noon! 12 o'clock!

  • This sentence is translated directly into "today morning" from「今天早上」

  • but this is incorrect. "Today" and "morning" are both nouns

  • so we can't just stack them together

  • If you want to refer to 今天早上, you can say "this morning"

  • so it should be "I woke up super late this morning."

  • If you intend to use the word "today", there's a way

  • but you have to use it solely, so it's "I woke up super late today."

  • I'm so boring. He's so boring. We are all boring

  • This mistake is quite often heard of

  • When do we use the words "boring" and "bored"?

  • "Boring" means 「令人感到無聊的」

  • while "bored" means 「我自身感到無聊」

  • So when you say "I'm so boring", you actually mean

  • "You are a boring person." instead of "I'm so bored."

  • It's the same thing when it comes to other adjectives

  • For example, "interesting" and "interested"

  • "exciting" and "excited", "surprising" and "surprised"

  • So, what you have to keep in mind is when added "-ing", it means "making someone feel",

  • when added "-ed", it means "your own feelings"

  • I want to go to the home. Sleeping. So tired

  • The "I want to go to the home" here,

  • means "我想要回家"

  • I think this is an interesting error, since we all know

  • if we're going to some place, we'll say "go to the _____" in English

  • For example, go to the store, go to the park, and go to the station

  • But! We can't use the same logic on this one

  • No one will say "go to the home." Instead, it's correct to just say "go home".

  • But have you ever wonder why we don't add "to" to "go home"?

  • Never!

  • That's because you...

  • Never mind, it's because, who would ever thought of this? It's so boring

  • The reason why we don't add "to" to "go home" is that

  • the "home" here is a adverb instead of a noun

  • There are some places that can count as adverbs

  • so we don't need to add the preposition "to"

  • For example, "go downstairs", "go outside", "go abroad"...etc.

  • Have you grown some knowledge?

  • Do you know where have toilet? Very need

  • The last one is the most important one, so you must learn

  • "Where is the toilet!"

  • But we can't just translate it directly into "where have toilet"

  • We can't add the verb "have" right behind the adverb "where"

  • if we want to ask 廁所在哪裡?we should say "Where's the toilet?"

  • The word "toilet" can also be replaced by other things

  • such aswhere's the gas station”, “where's the money”...etc.

  • Okay! So let's review what we've learned today with Lil' Ray

  • Good job! It is always efficient to learn through mistakes

  • Have you notice other common mistakes in English that people often make,

  • or do you often make any mistakes in English?

  • Leave them down in the comment section below and let me correct them for you the next time!

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Common English Mistakes in Taiwan

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    Emily posted on 2018/09/18
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