carrefour! the walmart of the rest of the world. second to walmart in the “supermarket” area, carrefour is a french company that sells everything, cheaply. it dominates a lot of the markets in europe, south america, and asia. It has 48 stores alone in Taiwan!
“carrefour” in french means crossroads
家樂福, pronounced jia1 le4 fu4, sounds a lot like “carrefour” and must be split up to understand the literal meaning
家 jia1 = home
樂 le4 = happy, cheerful
福 fu4 = good fortune and luck
So not only does it rhyme with “carrefour” it also means “happy and lucky home.”
below is my little tour of a carrefour in taiwan.
and christmas trees!
(as you can see, my interest really waned as we left the food section and headed to the normal goods section)