[quote=“formosa”]Poagoa, not fair! So what if some of the other men here speak Chinese and Taiwanese like women … at least they are making the effort!
Didn’t you ever have a girlfriend and didn’t she teach you some language skills, too?
YOU: “Better than not speaking learning at all, I guess, but not much.”
No , no, it is MUCH better than not speaking or learning at all. You have a lot of nerve, Longtimer! Give them some credit.[/quote]
Why make your girlfriend your only contact in Taiwan? You can learn Chinese from hanging around with your male friends and co-workers, the guy at the shop, everyone you come into contact with, including, of course, your girlfriend, but not exclusively so. Seems to me this would result in a much more natural way of speaking, and the more foreigners speak respectable Chinese and Taiwanese, the better Taiwanese people’s general impression of foreigners here will be.
Yeah, I have a lot of nerve left over, especially after the holidays. Want some?
And who is this “Poagoa” character anyway? Is he related to “Paogao”?