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Why do Taiwanese refer to canistels as peaches of the immortals (仙桃)?

It is just a name, whoever named this fruit deemed it mythically good. Put exaggerated words in commercial goods' names is a common practice. There's a Toronto car repairman nicknamed himself 車神 (god ...
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Why do Taiwanese refer to canistels as peaches of the immortals (仙桃)?

Wikipedia has an entire page entitled, Peaches of Immortality, where it gives an explanation to the term: In Chinese mythology, Peaches of Immortality (Chinese: 仙桃; pinyin: xiāntáo; Cantonese Yale: ...
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Does Taiwanese accent pronounce 他 as hā or am I hearing the end of tā?

I'm watching the same movie and they're definitely saying ha1. Taiwanese shorten a lot of words, for example da1 jia1 becomes da1 a1.
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