Hi there. Welcome back. My name is Nathan, and thank you very much for joining me here in Taipei today. In this video, I'm gonna to be talking about some unusual gestures and body language which I've noticed a lot of people in Taiwan tend to do.
The first thing is that people in Taiwan count very differently on their hands to how we count back home. And this is how they do it. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten.
The next thing which I've noticed, and this is something which I've noticed more females do in Taiwan, and that is that they nearly always cover their mouths when they laugh or smile. I have absolutely no idea why they do this, and maybe some of my Taiwanese subscribers can tell me why do a lot of women and girls cover their mouths when they smile or laugh.
The next thing which I've noticed is if they want to say "cool," like, "Wow, you're so cool," they'll make a seven, sort of, or a gun like this with their thumb and index finger, and they'll put it under their chins and go "cool" or "shuai." And I don't know why they use this particular gesture. And again, maybe some of my Taiwanese subscribers can shed some light on the matter.
Another thing which I've noticed is that there are very few public displays of affection. And so you will not really see people holding hands. People will not really kiss or hug in public. And of course, there's nothing wrong with that, it's just something which I've noticed out here. But back home, it's quite common to see people hold hands, hug, or kiss.
The next thing which I've noticed a lot of people do in Taiwan is that when they are taking a picture—and people like to take pictures here by the way—but when they are...not taking a picture, but when they are having their picture taken, they'll...99 percent of the time, they will go like this. They'll use what we call the peace sign.
Okay, everybody, that is the end of today's video. I really hope that you found this video to be useful and informative. I'll see you in the next one. Cheers!
- 「解釋、闡明」- Shed Light On
And again, maybe some of my Taiwanese subscribers can shed some light on the matter.