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  • 雲門新家美景(2)

    A new start for Cloud Gate

    One of Taiwan's premier dance companies -- Cloud Gate -- unveiled it's new headquarters on Sunday. The company's previous rehearsal studio was destroyed in a devastating fire in 2008, which also claimed the group's costumes, props, and archives. (CNA photo)

  • 暖身操不協調 柯文哲忙對拍

    Mayoral warmup

    Taipei Mayor Ke Wen-je concentrates on getting the steps right during a warm-up before a walking event on Sunday. (CNA photo)

  • 田園城市行不行

    Urban crops?

    A Taipei city plan to encourage people to plant fruits and vegetables has hit a snag, with critics concerned that pollution would affect the quality of the crops. (CNA photo)

  • 大鵬灣遊艇帆船活動 吸引人潮(2)

    Beautiful yachts in Dapeng Bay

    Dapeng Bay in the southernmost Pingtung County is the yachting capital of Taiwan. (CNA photo)

  • 大甲媽祖遶境起駕 起馬炮震撼

    Here comes Matsu

    The annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession began late Friday in central Taiwan. The procession goes hundreds of kilometers through Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin and Chiayi counties before returning to Dajia eight days later. (CNA photo)

  • 澎湖鐵人三項挑戰賽登場(1)

    Run, Ironmen, run!

    The 2015 Penghu Asia Triathlon kicks off on the beach of the outlying island. (CNA photo)

  • 1度水有多少

    How much is a ton?

    In Taiwan, a metric ton of water costs NT$10 (around US$0.32). But how much is a ton? These children found out at an exhibit in Tainan on Friday. The exhibit features a wall of plastic bottles stacked two meter high that is capable of holding a metric ton of water. (CNA)

  • 紙風車劇團 演唐吉軻德

    Tilting at Windmills

    Taiwan's Paper Windmill Theater troupe performs its children's play "Don Quixote" during a three day tour of Chiayi that will kick off on Friday. (Courtesy: Paper Windmill Theater) (CNA)

  • Interview with Kate Hsu, Director of Design for Change Taiwan

  • Taiwan Today – Megatrends – The Energy Equation

  • Taiwan Today – Megatrends – Smart Machines and the Internet

  • Phil Tchernegovski, a fan of Taiwanese diva Jody Chiang, thanks Taiwan with his book

  • Elias Ek, author of How to Start a Business in Taiwan

  • Interview with Chris Carnahan of Taipei Trends

  • Interview with Robert Chung, doctor of anesthesia

  • Entrepreneur Ping Chu 朱平talks about his book Be the Change

Broadcast dates: 2015-04-16 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han

Broadcast dates: April 16, 18, 2015

Host: Huang Shih-han




A: 最近電視上有一堆名人炫富,

zuì jìn diàn shì shàng yǒu yì duī míng rén xuàn fù

(Literally: Recently TV on there are one pile of famous people flaunting wealth.)

A lot of celebrities are flaunting their wealth on TV these days.



yì zhí jiǎng zì jǐ de míng pái bāo gēn xié zi duō shǎo qián

(Literally: Continuously talk self famous brand bag and shoes how much money.)

They keep talking about how much their designer bags and shoes cost.



zhēn shòu bù liǎo

(Literally: Really unbearable!)

It’s really unbearable!


B: 很多其實是置入性行銷,

hěn duō qí shí shì zhì rù xìng xíng xiāo

(Literally: A lot actually is placement marketing.)

A lot of it is actually product placement.



xiǎng yào guān zhòng qù mǎi nà xiē chǎn pǐn

(Literally: Want audience to go buy those products.)

They want the audience to buy those products.



kàn zhè zhǒng jié mù gēn běn jiù shì làng fèi shí jiān

(Literally: Watching this type program fundamentally is waste time.)

Watching this kind of programs is a waste of time.




最近 zuì jìn

recently; these days


電視 diàn shì



上 shàng



有 yǒu

these is/are; to have


一堆 yì duī

a pile of


一 yī/yí/yì



堆 duī



名人 míng rén



炫富 xuàn fù

to flaunt one’s wealth


一直 yì zhí




to talk


自己zì jǐ



名牌包 míng pái bāo

designer bag


名牌 míng pái

(literally “famous brand”) designer brand


包 bāo



跟 gēn



鞋子 xié zi



多少 duō shǎo

how many/much


錢 qián



真 zhēn



受不了shòu bù liǎo



很多 hěn duō

many; a lot


其實 qí shí



是 shì



置入性行銷 zhì rù xìng xíng xiāo

(literally “placement marketing”) product placement


想要 xiǎng yào

to want to


觀眾 guān zhòng



去 qù

to go



to buy


那些 nà xiē



產品 chǎn pǐn



看 kàn

to watch; to look at; to see; to read


這種 zhè zhǒng

this type


這 zhè



種 zhǒng



節目 jié mù



根本 gēn běn



就 jiù

a particle that adds emphasis


浪費 làng fèi

to waste


時間 shí jiān