Taiwanese languages are diverse with different ethnic groups, and each language is part of Taiwanese cultures. However, the most widely spoken language is Hô-ló-uē, which is commonly considered Taiwanese. There are many versions of Taiwanese spelling, according to experts and teachers who are teaching the language either at churches or local schools. No matter which version of the spelling that people have learned, the most important thing is to make visitors enjoy their lives and cultures here. So let’s speak Taiwanese!
**William, I-chiro and Á-tik meet in metro Taipei and share the apartment. The following is their conversation.
William: Lí-hó, guá kiò ui-liâm, án-ná tshing-hoo lí ？( Hi, my name is William, what about you/how to call you?)
Á-tik: guá kiò Lîm bûn tik, kiò guá Á-tik tō ē-sái. (My name is Lîm bûn tik, it’s fine to call me Á-tik)
William: Á-tik, bô-būn-tê！Tse sī gún pîng-iú, I-chiro. ( Á-tik, No problem/ Okay. This is my friend, I-chiro)
Á-tik：I-chiro? Lí-sī ji̍p-pún-lâng ？（ I-chiro? Are you Japanese?)
I-chiro: Sī . Lí sī Tâi-uan-lâng ？( Yes. Are you Taiwanese?)
Á-tik: Tio̍h, guán tau tī Tâi-lâm. Lín sī-án-tsuánn ē-lâi Tâi-uan ？( That’s right, my house is in Tainan. What brought you guys here? )
William: Guán tī su-huān-tāi-ha̍k tha̍k-tsheh. ( We are studying at National Normal University.)
Á-tik：Guân-lâi ! Tsin gâu ! Lín ū siánn būn-tê, koh-lâi tshuē guá. ( On, I see. You are great! If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask me)
William & I-chiro: To-siā lí. ( Thank you )
** The following is the list of cities with English and Taiwanese. The spelling may be slightly different based on local pronunciation.
The list of countries
United States of America: Bí-kok
United Kingdom: Ing-kok
** Hope this conversation is helpful for you and feel free to leave comments.