Hand numbers differ slightly between Taiwan and China.
1-6 are the same.
7 in Taiwan is 8 in China. One sketchy sounding reason has been suggested as to why this is.
7 in China is sort of a beak formed with your fingers. 8 doesn’t exist in Taiwan as far as I ever knew (yes?).
9 in Taiwan is the same as China, but in Taiwan no one uses it because it is similar to a gesture for death, they say. No such taboo in China, according to the people I’ve asked.
10 in Taiwan is crossed right and left index fingers. In China, it’s a sort of a flip-flopping of one widely opened hand, or I guess you could say a rapid twisting of the wrist back and forth.
Anyone know why these differences exist?