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Taiwan vocab/Mainland vacab


#1

Hi @YuQinCai, @Constance_Fang @Fiona and the ChinesePod team, my question is this:

Is there a Chinesepod resource - and if not could we start one - that lists common vocab that are different in taiwan and on the mainland

for example

Taxi – 计程车 (TW), 出租车 (ML)
Pineapple – 凤梨 (TW), 菠萝 (ML)


#2

The Wikipedia article has quite a few interesting examples.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_Mandarin#Words_specific_to_living_in_Taiwan

There is also a free dictionary on Pleco called the Cross Straits Chinese Dictionary which has thousands of entries.

Here at ChinesePod we try and teach what “most” people would understand, wherever you are, but will highlight any words that are more common in China or Taiwan.