Spoken words do not have only sound effect but the entire culture is hidden behind that words which tells you the mood of the person and their culture.Just like the Word “Sorry” It is the same effect in any language, any time and in any occasion.
Taiwan is a country where a word “Bù hǎo yìsi ” is used for different occasions everywhere, but for one reason. Bù hǎo yìsi is the word which open all the doors of love, sympathy, harmony, and beauty of ethics in Taiwan.
Bù hǎo yìsi is the four letters word , which is literally meaningful, It means , Bad feeling ,or Bad but in Taiwan, this word can be used in all kinds of situations, even calling for waiter, apologizing to boss, even with the expression of love, this word is used.
A Chinese Professor Chia Chi Cheng from NewYork University Says, we use Bù hǎo yìsi every time in Taiwan. Because Taiwan is a country of beautiful and polite manner culture, we use it at the beginning of the bump or conversation.
According to Chinese language teacher Ou Yang in National University of Taiwan, Bù hǎo yìsi is so fast that ear can hear only one unusual sound. its no easy to define the meaning of this word, The english word “Sorry” is not so comprehensive as the word this one is.
Traveling in the Subway in Taipei, you feel like this word is heard in a regular course, Traveler expressing the respect to each other, this words often use while starting a conversation.
If you enter a school room in Taiwan, every student’s question and answer starts and ends with Bù hǎo yìsi , even during the conversation, the same word is used to express Thanksgiving.
If you open an email from a local person in Taiwan, almost every e-mail will start from Bù hǎo yìsi. The purpose of this is that I apologize for to say this, even people get the same word even when they get the gift.
Whenever non-locals come to Taiwan, they will feel it, that this nation is collectively involve in the love of this word. Too much use of this word also indicate the gentleness and shamefulness of Taiwani people. According to the International Exports Index, Taiwan is counted in the world’s most friendly countries.