英國男模曝來台生活小撇步 「為了生存要先學這四字」 | British model survival guide in Taiwan: 4 Chinese characters

【看CP學英文】剛搬到一個新的國家難免都會有不適應的地方,近期YouTuber歐亞力邀請了住在台灣四年半的英國演員、模特兒 Tom Adam Clarke分享他剛來台灣的經驗和遇到的困難,而Tom也表示一開始完全不懂中文的他,為了生存先學了「英文菜單」四字,讓網友笑翻。

English actor and model, Tom Adam Clarke, recently revealed in a show with YouTuber Lex (歐亞力) the first four Chinese characters he learned to “survive” in a foreign country: “English menu” (英文菜單)

來自英國的Tom起初會知道台灣是因為在菲律賓踢足球的時候教練突然問他會不會有興趣到台灣比賽。喜愛旅遊的他毫不猶豫的前往這個島國,然而很快地發現語言障礙是很大的問題。

Haling from the U.K., Tom initially heard of Taiwan through his soccer coach. While playing a game in the Philippines, his coach suddenly asked him if he would be interested in competing in Taiwan. A travel lover, Tom immediately said yes, but soon realized that language was a big problem.

Tom雖然非常喜歡台灣,覺得台灣比很多其他國家對外國人更為友善,但是也覺得中文的音調造成他很大的障礙。

Tom said that though he loved Taiwan a lot and felt really welcomed in the country, he felt that the “tone” of the Mandarin language is still quite elusive.

Tom在影片中舉例時常在跟台灣人講話時,因為一句話的語調不同而造成誤會。最讓他困惑的是對方會突然了解,重複他的話,而在他聽起來卻都一樣。

To illustrate his point, Tom recalled the many times when he couldn’t convey his sentences correctly to Taiwanese people. What confused him the most was when they would suddenly get it and repeat the same sentence, which sounded exactly the same to him.

最後被問到如果可以改變台灣一件事他會改變什麼,Tom想了很久後表示因為台灣比較會遵循規定,常常在台灣會聽到「沒辦法」,他希望台灣人能夠跳脫傳統思維,用不同的角度看問題,想一想另一個解決辦法。

At the end of the video, Lex asked Tom what he would change about Taiwan if he could. After serious deliberation, Tom said he would like Taiwan to “think outside the box” once in a while.

As he had often received the answer “impossible” when problems come up, he hoped Taiwanese people could “try and find a solution without just following straight guidelines” from time to time.


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