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Thursday, March 26, 2009


I have determined that the most used English word in Taiwan is "OK". The word is not used in an English sentence but incorporated into everyday Mandarin, like another Chinese word. I am not sure when this happened but this was certainly not the case when I learned Chinese. Instead of "可以" or "好", people say "OK", or more precisely, "是OK啦"; "好嗎?" is now "OK嗎?"; and "可不可以" has become "O不OK".

1 comment:

  1. ha ha ha. it's true, but more so in taipei where people love mixing some english with chinese, as if it is more "fashionable".