【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)
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 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.
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.
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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