What is your name?
「你叫什麼名字?」

you know, what’s your name? and they say, “Oh my name is John”.
我問他叫什麼名字,然後他說:「喔~我的名字是約翰」

And I say OK, that’s a little weird. I mean you don’t look like a John, but that’s OK.
我覺得很怪!因為你看起來就不是個「約翰」,但沒差

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為什麼要英文名字?
Why do I have an English name?

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一個老美的疑惑:為什麼台灣人跟老外自我介紹,都只講英文名不講中文名?

因為我表弟是外國人,我從小聽他們講英文名字,我也覺得我要有英文名字
Oh, because my cousin is a foreigner. They all have English names when they were kids, so I figured that I should have one too.

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I find that to be very helpful, I think a lot of foreigners do because often it’s hard for us to pronounce...or remember their Chinese names.
我覺得因為老外比較不會唸大家中文的名字,中文名字也比較難記

It seems like people put a lot of time and effort into learning English here.
不少台灣人花很多時間在學習英文

I think it just kinda shows more international perspective, English is the global language.
這也是一種國際化的現象,畢竟英文是全球通用語言

But usually I also ask their maiden name, their born name
但我通常會問他們的本名

cuz that’s interesting! I think people should be proud of that and telling people that as well.
因為你應該對自己的本名感到驕傲,我想老外也會想知道

一個老美的疑惑:為什麼台灣人跟老外自我介紹,都只講英文名不講中文名?