Different Saying Taiwan & Mainland China: Electronic

Last time we said the different how to say transportation between Taiwan and Mainland, and now we will said about electronic.

  • Software

Taiwan : 軟體 (ruǎn tǐ)
軟 (ruǎn) = soft
體 (tǐ) = system

Mainland: 軟件(ruǎn jiàn)
件(jiàn) = document

  • Hardware

Taiwan : 硬體 (yìng tǐ)
硬 (yìng) = hard

Mainland: 硬件 (yìng jiàn)

  • Internet

Taiwan : 網路 (wǎng lù)
網 (wǎng) = net
路 (lù) = road

Mainland: 網絡 (wǎng luò)
絡 (luò) = net

  • To crash/to stop working (of a computer)

Taiwan : 當機 (dàng jī)
當 (dàng) = loanword from English "down"
機 (jī) = machine

Mainland: 死機 (sǐ jī)
死 (sǐ) = death

  • Blog

Taiwan : 部落格 (bù luò gé)
部落格 (bù luò gé) = blog (phonetic)

Mainland: 博客 (bó kè)
博客 (bó kè) = blog (loanword)

  • To Print (on computer)

Taiwan : 列印 (liè yìn)
列 (liè) = to arrange/to line up
印 (yìn) = a print

Mainland: 打印 (dǎ yìn)
打 (dǎ) = to make

  • To Photocopy

Taiwan : 影印 (yǐng yìn)
影 (yǐng) = picture, film, movie, photograph, reflection, shadow
印 (yìn) = a print

Mainland: 複印 (fù yìn)
複 (fù) = to duplicate

  • To Send Text Messages

Taiwan : 傳簡訊 (chuan jiǎn xùn)
傳 (chuán) = to transmit
簡 (jiǎn) = simple
訊 (xùn) = information

Mainland: 發短訊 (fā duǎn xùn)
發 (fā) = to send out
短 (duǎn) = short

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