‣ Top 6 objects in Taiwan I didn't know before

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Note: He has a rather strong French accent. A lot of words he used in the video are very frequently used in daily speech. There were a few mistakes in his speech. I've written the corrections down below.

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大家好!我是元元


我今天要介紹給你看一些


我來台灣之前


可能是我完全不知道


還是我真的很少用到


的幾個東西


通常我們到新的國家的時候


我們一定會發現很多新的事情


比如說:語言,文化


大家的習慣


但是還有幾個,幾個產品


在我們的國家,我們可能完全沒有用過


還是很少用過,還是沒有聽過


我今天要介紹給你幾個這些東西


第一:


對,這個!


這個東西!


法國沒有這件事情


有蚊子的話,超方便,你按這個


這個會有電


就殺掉了


但我跟你說,法國沒有這個


我們也沒有聽過有這件事情


所以從小如果有蚊子的話


那你真的要。。


準備好。。


然後砰!


殺了


然後如果不是雙手,如果它在牆壁上,你要打它


有時候,因為它已經叮了你


然後你的牆壁會有一個紅色的點點


為什麼法國沒有?


我真的不知道


這麼好的一個東西


超方便,我超喜歡


好,第二個是什麼呢?


哦,有一點熱


對!


這個東西:冷氣!


你知道嗎,法國基本上沒有冷氣


在法國,因為我們的夏天


很熱,但沒有台灣那麼熱


而且沒有台灣那麼長


法國就算夏天很熱,但是


晚上一定會比較冷


冷很多,所以


在我們的文化,我們完全沒有買冷氣的習慣


現在這幾年


每個夏天都有一個,兩個禮拜


很熱,熱到受不了


然後每個夏天大家都在辯論


要不要買冷氣,然後


大部分的人還是說:我不要買冷氣,我不需要


才一個兩個禮拜,我可以忍得住


所以我現在不要買


我的家人都這樣


我不知道任何人家裡有冷氣


我是到台灣才發現冷氣其實很正常


每個家庭都有冷氣


而且不只一個


OK,第三個:


你先會以為我在騙你


然後我會解釋


然後你會覺得 “哦,原來如此!”


我給你看!


法國很少人有雨傘


你不相信我嗎?


很有趣的是當然每個國家都有雨傘,但是


法國下雨的樣子


沒有台灣那麼可怕


雨沒有那麼大


我們在法國好像如果下雨


只是毛毛雨


不會很大


如果下雨的話


我們會穿雨衣


一種防水的外套


我小時候很少帶雨傘


非常少,可能一年一兩次


台灣有一些專業賣雨傘的店


裡面,整個都是雨傘


然後你可以選它的大小


它的一些特色


這種店法國完全沒有


如果要去買雨傘,我們去家樂福


我們去那種超級市場買雨傘


我本來都去雨傘的店買


但是我後來都去7eleven


買一般的雨傘


因為我知道很快會有人偷我的雨傘


還是我的雨傘會壞掉或不見,所以


我現在要買便宜就好


你知道下一個是什麼嗎?


下一個,大部分西方的國家不會有


但是最近還是所有的國家都有


你知道那是什麼嗎?


你知道嗎?


對,叮咚叮咚!是口罩


我是10年前第一次來台灣


發現很多人會戴口罩


那個時候我沒有看過


法國,我完全沒看過


也完全不知道哪裡可以買


現在我相信整個世界


的人知道口罩是什麼


OK,下一個


我要給你看,下一個很大


下一個,很多家庭都會有


但是不一定


然後很大,也很重


你知道是什麼嗎?


其實跟冷氣有一點點的關係


那是。。


等一下,我要這樣子


對,你知道那是什麼?


除濕機


除濕機,法國完全沒有


完全不會有人知道除濕機是什麼


因為法國沒有很濕


我到台灣才知道


我本來有一兩年都沒有買


有除濕機,呼吸的空氣比較舒服我覺得


然後冬天如果要在室內曬衣服


那有除濕機超棒的


讚


好,那這個影片快結束,但還有一個


我之前完全不知道的東西


然後在台灣才知道


其實你在這個影片已經有看到的


你知道是什麼?


仔細看一下


好,給你看,給你zoom一下


哦?元元的眼睛


對,我在講的是隱形眼鏡


我是特地買隱形眼鏡為了拍這部影片


法國當然會有隱形眼鏡,但是


台灣有這個東西是


有顏色的隱形眼鏡


所以基本上不是隱形眼鏡


那是眼鏡嗎?


法國人如果有近視,可能會選隱形眼鏡


但是不是為了好看,不是為了可愛


是為了要看東西


我到台灣發現


有這種有顏色的隱形眼鏡,然後


眼鏡會變大,還是會有不一樣的樣子


不一樣的顏色


我覺得很有趣,然後我也發現


還會有沒有近視的隱形眼鏡


像我現在買的


因為我沒有近視


我不會戴眼鏡,所以


我如果要戴的話


還是可以買沒有近視的隱形眼鏡


然後基本上沒有用,因為我不需要,但是


只是為了眼睛比較大


然後其實我最近在想


是不是最近


戴這種隱形眼鏡的人比較少嗎?


我在想是不是因為


IG,snapchat的特效


已經有眼睛大大的,有顏色的,所以


大家覺得不需要買這種隱形眼鏡


是不是,你不覺得嗎?


OK再一次看元元的眼睛


歐,好像很累(黑眼圈很大)


對,我真的不會戴,而且


戴的時候我覺得有一點可怕


這是我在台灣的第二次試試看


我覺得蠻有趣


我幾年前也是試試看


好,今天的影片到這裡


你如果喜歡的話,你可以幫我按讚


訂閱,還有分享這個影片


有興趣的話你可以去看我的IG


@yuanyuanintaiwan


然後跟妳說下禮拜見!


掰掰!

translation

Hello everyone! I'm Yuan Yuan


Today I will talk about some things that


I had no clue about


before I came to Taiwan


or that I almost never used


before coming here


Usually wen we go to a new country


we obviously discover a lot of new things


for example: the language, culture


people's habits, etc


and also, there are some products


that in our country we never used


or rarely used, or didn't even hear about


today I want to introduce some of these things


first one:


Yes, this one! An electric racket


That thing...


France doesn't have at all


If there is a mosquito, it's so convenient, you press here


it will electrify


and kill the mosquito


I'm telling you, France doesn't have that


I never heard about that before


so when we have a mosquito in France


you need to...


get ready...


Then bang!


got it


and if it's not with both hands, maybe it's on the wall and you need to smash it


sometimes, because it has bitten you


your wall will have a red dot after that...


why isn't this in France??


I really don't know


such a great product


super convenient, I really like it


Second, what is it?


Wait a second, it's too hot in here


Yes


This thing: air-conditioning!


Did you know that France basically doesn't have air conditioning?


in France, because our summer


is not as hot as Taiwan's


and also not as long


France is hot in the summer, but


it's much cooler at night


much much cooler, so


we are not used to buying air conditioning


but in the recent years


every summer there is 1 or 2 weeks


where it's crazy hot


and everyone is talking debating


whether or not we should buy air conditioning, and


most people still say: I don't need one, I don't want one


It's just a short period of heat, I can handle this


So I don't want to buy


all my family is like that


I don't know anyone with air conditioning


I only realized how common it is when I got in Taiwan


There's air-con in every house


and not just one


OK, third:


First you'll think I'm lying to you


then I will explain


then you will feel, "Oh, I see!"


Let me show you


We don't really use umbrellas in France


you do not believe me?


It is interesting that of course each country has umbrellas, but


The rain in France


is not crazy like in Taiwan


The rain is not so big


it's more like drizzle usually


small rain


nothing big


if it rains, then


we have waterproof jackets


some kind of raincoat


I almost never used an umbrella when I was a kid


Really seldom, maybe once or twice a year


In Taiwan, there are shops specialized in umbrellas


inside it's all umbrellas


You have all sorts of sizes


different features


we don't have those in France


If we want to buy an umbrella, we go to Carrefour


or this kind of supermarket


Previously, I used to go to those specialized umbrellas shops


but now I mostly buy at 7eleven


some very general umbrellas


because I know soon some people would steal my umbrella (by mistake?)


or it will get damaged, or disappear


so I just want to buy a cheap one


Next, do you know what it is?


It's not common in most western countries


but recently all countries have it


you know what that is?


do you know?


Yes! Face masks


10 years when I came to Taiwan


I realized a lot of people wore a mask


I never saw that before


In France, I never saw it


and I have no idea where I could get one


But now, the whole world


knows about face masks


OK, next one


It's really big


And most households have one


even though it's not mandatory


it's big, and heavy


do you know what it is?


Actually, it's a little similar to air conditioning


That is...


Let me get that


right, you know what that is?


A dehumidifier


dehumidifier, France doesn't have


nobody in France knows what this is


because France is not very humid


I only know since I came to Taiwan


The first 2 years I didn't buy


with a dehumidifier, the air is nicer to breath


and in the winter, if you dry clothes indoor


it's very useful to have one


Great


OK, it's almost the end of the video, but there is a last one


I didn't know about before


but I learned about in Taiwan


Actually you already saw it in this video


You know what it is?


Look closer


Let me zoom for you


Oh? Yuan Yuan's eyes


Right, I'm talking about those contact lens


I bought them just for this video


in France, of course there are be contact lenses, but


there is this thing in Taiwan


colored contact lenses


so basically they are not invisible


not so basically it's glasses? (in chinese, it's called invisible glasses, so if they are no longer invisible, they are just glasses, ha ha)


In France, people who need glasses may get contact lenses


But they don't buy it to look cute


they get them to see better


And in Taiwan


there is this kind of colored contact lens


the eyes become bigger, or different style


different color


I find it interesting, and I realized


there is also contact lens without sight correction


Like this one I have now


Because I don't need glasses


I don't need glasses, so


If I want contact lenses


I can still buy some without sight correction


they are basically useless, not necessary, but


they give me larger eyes


and recently, I was thinking


it seems like


there are less people wearing those these days


I think it's because


IG or Snapchat have filters


that already give you big and colored eyes, so


maybe people don't feel the need to buy those anymore


Isn't it?


OK, let's take a last look at Yuan Yuan's eyes


Oh, I look so tired


Yeah, usually I don't wear that, and


It's a little scary to put on


It's the second time I try in Taiwan


It's interesting


I tried a few years ago


OK, that's it for today


If you like it, you can give me a like


subscribe and share this video


If you are interested you can check out my IG


@yuanyuanintaiwan


And I'll see you next week!


Bye bye!

simplified characters

大家好!我是元元


我今天要介绍给你看一些


我来台湾之前


可能是我完全不知道


还是我真的很少用到


的几个东西


通常我们到新的国家的时候


我们一定会发现很多新的事情


比如说:语言,文化


大家的习惯


但是还有几个,几个产品


在我们的国家,我们可能完全没有用过


还是很少用过,还是没有听过


我今天要介绍给你几个这些东西


第一:


对,这个!


这个东西!


法国没有这件事情


有蚊子的话,超方便,你按这个


这个会有电


就杀掉了


但我跟你说,法国没有这个


我们也没有听过有这件事情


所以从小如果有蚊子的话


那你真的要。 。


准备好。 。


然后砰!


杀了


然后如果不是双手,如果它在墙壁上,你要打它


有时候,因为它已经叮了你


然后你的墙壁会有一个红色的点点


为什么法国没有?


我真的不知道


这么好的一个东西


超方便,我超喜欢


好,第二个是什么呢?


哦,有一点热


对!


这个东西:冷气!


你知道吗,法国基本上没有冷气


在法国,因为我们的夏天


很热,但没有台湾那么热


而且没有台湾那么长


法国就算夏天很热,但是


晚上一定会比较冷


冷很多,所以


在我们的文化,我们完全没有买冷气的习惯


现在这几年


每个夏天都有一个,两个礼拜


很热,热到受不了


然后每个夏天大家都在辩论


要不要买冷气,然后


大部分的人还是说:我不要买冷气,我不需要


才一个两个礼拜,我可以忍得住


所以我现在不要买


我的家人都这样


我不知道任何人家里有冷气


我是到台湾才发现冷气其实很正常


每个家庭都有冷气


而且不只一个


OK,第三个:


你先会以为我在骗你


然后我会解释


然后你会觉得 “哦,原来如此!”


我给你看!


法国很少人有雨伞


你不相信我吗?


很有趣的是当然每个国家都有雨伞,但是


法国下雨的样子


没有台湾那么可怕


雨没有那么大


我们在法国好像如果下雨


只是毛毛雨


不会很大


如果下雨的话


我们会穿雨衣


一种防水的外套


我小时候很少带雨伞


非常少,可能一年一两次


台湾有一些专业卖雨伞的店


里面,整个都是雨伞


然后你可以选它的大小


它的一些特色


这种店法国完全没有


如果要去买雨伞,我们去家乐福


我们去那种超级市场买雨伞


我本来都去雨伞的店买


但是我后来都去7eleven


买一般的雨伞


因为我知道很快会有人偷我的雨伞


还是我的雨伞会坏掉或不见,所以


我现在要买便宜就好


你知道下一个是什么吗?


下一个,大部分西方的国家不会有


但是最近还是所有的国家都有


你知道那是什么吗?


你知道吗?


对,叮咚叮咚!是口罩


我是10年前第一次来台湾


发现很多人会戴口罩


那个时候我没有看过


法国,我完全没看过


也完全不知道哪里可以买


现在我相信整个世界


的人知道口罩是什么


OK,下一个


我要给你看,下一个很大


下一个,很多家庭都会有


但是不一定


然后很大,也很重


你知道是什么吗?


其实跟冷气有一点点的关系


那是。 。


等一下,我要这样子


对,你知道那是什么?


除湿机


除湿机,法国完全没有


完全不会有人知道除湿机是什么


因为法国没有很湿


我到台湾才知道


我本来有一两年都没有买


有除湿机,呼吸的空气比较舒服我觉得


然后冬天如果要在室内晒衣服


那有除湿机超棒的


赞


好,那这个影片快结束,但还有一个


我之前完全不知道的东西


然后在台湾才知道


其实你在这个影片已经有看到的


你知道是什么?


仔细看一下


好,给你看,给你zoom一下


哦?元元的眼睛


对,我在讲的是隐形眼镜


我是特地买隐形眼镜为了拍这部影片


法国当然会有隐形眼镜,但是


台湾有这个东西是


有颜色的隐形眼镜


所以基本上不是隐形眼镜


那是眼镜吗?


法国人如果有近视,可能会选隐形眼镜


但是不是为了好看,不是为了可爱


是为了要看东西


我到台湾发现


有这种有颜色的隐形眼镜,然后


眼镜会变大,还是会有不一样的样子


不一样的颜色


我觉得很有趣,然后我也发现


还会有没有近视的隐形眼镜


像我现在买的


因为我没有近视


我不会戴眼镜,所以


我如果要戴的话


还是可以买没有近视的隐形眼镜


然后基本上没有用,因为我不需要,但是


只是为了眼睛比较大


然后其实我最近在想


是不是最近


戴这种隐形眼镜的人比较少吗?


我在想是不是因为


IG,snapchat的特效


已经有眼睛大大的,有颜色的,所以


大家觉得不需要买这种隐形眼镜


是不是,你不觉得吗?


OK再一次看元元的眼睛


欧,好像很累(黑眼圈很大)


对,我真的不会戴,而且


戴的时候我觉得有一点可怕


这是我在台湾的第二次试试看


我觉得蛮有趣


我几年前也是试试看


好,今天的影片到这里


你如果喜欢的话,你可以帮我按赞


订阅,还有分享这个影片


有兴趣的话你可以去看我的IG


@yuanyuanintaiwan


然后跟妳說下礼拜见!


掰掰!

translation

Hello everyone! I'm Yuan Yuan


Today I will talk about some things that


I had no clue about


before I came to Taiwan


or that I almost never used


before coming here


Usually wen we go to a new country


we obviously discover a lot of new things


for example: the language, culture


people's habits, etc


and also, there are some products


that in our country we never used


or rarely used, or didn't even hear about


today I want to introduce some of these things


first one:


Yes, this one! An electric racket


That thing...


France doesn't have at all


If there is a mosquito, it's so convenient, you press here


it will electrify


and kill the mosquito


I'm telling you, France doesn't have that


I never heard about that before


so when we have a mosquito in France


you need to...


get ready...


Then bang!


got it


and if it's not with both hands, maybe it's on the wall and you need to smash it


sometimes, because it has bitten you


your wall will have a red dot after that...


why isn't this in France??


I really don't know


such a great product


super convenient, I really like it


Second, what is it?


Wait a second, it's too hot in here


Yes


This thing: air-conditioning!


Did you know that France basically doesn't have air conditioning?


in France, because our summer


is not as hot as Taiwan's


and also not as long


France is hot in the summer, but


it's much cooler at night


much much cooler, so


we are not used to buying air conditioning


but in the recent years


every summer there is 1 or 2 weeks


where it's crazy hot


and everyone is talking debating


whether or not we should buy air conditioning, and


most people still say: I don't need one, I don't want one


It's just a short period of heat, I can handle this


So I don't want to buy


all my family is like that


I don't know anyone with air conditioning


I only realized how common it is when I got in Taiwan


There's air-con in every house


and not just one


OK, third:


First you'll think I'm lying to you


then I will explain


then you will feel, "Oh, I see!"


Let me show you


We don't really use umbrellas in France


you do not believe me?


It is interesting that of course each country has umbrellas, but


The rain in France


is not crazy like in Taiwan


The rain is not so big


it's more like drizzle usually


small rain


nothing big


if it rains, then


we have waterproof jackets


some kind of raincoat


I almost never used an umbrella when I was a kid


Really seldom, maybe once or twice a year


In Taiwan, there are shops specialized in umbrellas


inside it's all umbrellas


You have all sorts of sizes


different features


we don't have those in France


If we want to buy an umbrella, we go to Carrefour


or this kind of supermarket


Previously, I used to go to those specialized umbrellas shops


but now I mostly buy at 7eleven


some very general umbrellas


because I know soon some people would steal my umbrella (by mistake?)


or it will get damaged, or disappear


so I just want to buy a cheap one


Next, do you know what it is?


It's not common in most western countries


but recently all countries have it


you know what that is?


do you know?


Yes! Face masks


10 years when I came to Taiwan


I realized a lot of people wore a mask


I never saw that before


In France, I never saw it


and I have no idea where I could get one


But now, the whole world


knows about face masks


OK, next one


It's really big


And most households have one


even though it's not mandatory


it's big, and heavy


do you know what it is?


Actually, it's a little similar to air conditioning


That is...


Let me get that


right, you know what that is?


A dehumidifier


dehumidifier, France doesn't have


nobody in France knows what this is


because France is not very humid


I only know since I came to Taiwan


The first 2 years I didn't buy


with a dehumidifier, the air is nicer to breath


and in the winter, if you dry clothes indoor


it's very useful to have one


Great


OK, it's almost the end of the video, but there is a last one


I didn't know about before


but I learned about in Taiwan


Actually you already saw it in this video


You know what it is?


Look closer


Let me zoom for you


Oh? Yuan Yuan's eyes


Right, I'm talking about those contact lens


I bought them just for this video


in France, of course there are be contact lenses, but


there is this thing in Taiwan


colored contact lenses


so basically they are not invisible


not so basically it's glasses? (in chinese, it's called invisible glasses, so if they are no longer invisible, they are just glasses, ha ha)


In France, people who need glasses may get contact lenses


But they don't buy it to look cute


they get them to see better


And in Taiwan


there is this kind of colored contact lens


the eyes become bigger, or different style


different color


I find it interesting, and I realized


there is also contact lens without sight correction


Like this one I have now


Because I don't need glasses


I don't need glasses, so


If I want contact lenses


I can still buy some without sight correction


they are basically useless, not necessary, but


they give me larger eyes


and recently, I was thinking


it seems like


there are less people wearing those these days


I think it's because


IG or Snapchat have filters


that already give you big and colored eyes, so


maybe people don't feel the need to buy those anymore


Isn't it?


OK, let's take a last look at Yuan Yuan's eyes


Oh, I look so tired


Yeah, usually I don't wear that, and


It's a little scary to put on


It's the second time I try in Taiwan


It's interesting


I tried a few years ago


OK, that's it for today


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