In this episode, we’ve talked about cooking, the recipe for scallion pancakes, and one of the uses of “hōo” in Taiwanese.
In Taiwan, (2/28) is a day to remember February 28, 1947 when violent suppression by government forces led to the massacre of tens of thousands of ordinary citizens. In this episode, we’ve talked about where in Taiwan to visit for more info about 2/28 and the White Terror period. Also, in the spirit of freedom of speech, we talked about basic ways to express your point of view, and how to show agreement or disagreement in Taiwanese.
Feb 21 is International Mother Language Day. In this episode, we’ve talked about language learning and words to describe someone’s fluency.
In this episode, we’ve talked about online communication, internet culture and some related words in Taiwanese.
In this episode, we’ve talked about some traditions of the Lantern Festival in Taiwan.
NOTE: This week we're off for the Lunar New Year holiday, so today's episode will be a re-broadcast of Ep05: The Neutral Tone from our Pronounce it Like a Pro podcast series (show notes at link). Don't worry, we'll have a brand new Elementary episode next week!
In this episode (Part 2 of our special coverage of the Lunar New Year holiday in Taiwan), we’ve talked about some of the traditions that happen on New Year's Day and afterwards. Check out this week's Newbie episode for Part 1, which covers New Year's Eve.
In this episode we’ve talked about the traditions and food that are associated with the end-of-year party held by most workplaces in Taiwan.
As Taiwan’s presidential election is drawing near, in this episode we’ve talked about elections in Taiwan and related vocabulary.
In this episode, we’ve talked about the holiday season, going to a restaurant with friends, and a few expressions you can use to toast someone. Also, we talked about the use of “kā” as “for”, or a beneficiary marker.