1. France 法国
France clearly has more than enough cheese in the day-to-day as the go-to word for smiling in photos is ‘ouistiti’, which means marmoset。
The Spanish draw smiling inspiration from food, taking the humble potato, the ‘patata’, a staple in Spanish cuisine, in the place of ‘cheese!’. However, it’s an odd choice, since it doesn’t form the mouth into a smiley shape, which is why some locals get creative with funny alternatives – like ‘pis’, with a long ‘i’.
3. Italy 意大利
Italians keep things simple, by either using the English word cheese or by opting for ‘sorridi’, as an instruction meaning smile.
4。 China 中国
Mandarin Chinese speakers usually get you to say cheese by saying eggplant, ‘qiézi’ (茄子), which sounds very similar to cheese and has the same smiling effect. In Taiwan, the word seven, ‘qī’ (七) is used. However, if you want to see those smiles on camera in Hong Kong, just say one two three, ‘yāt yim sàam’ (一二三)。
中国人说普通话的通常拍照会说“茄子”（qiézi），听起来跟cheese很像，同样具有微笑效果。在台湾，人们会说数字“七”（qī）；到了香港，拍照时想要同样的微笑，只需说“一二三”（粤语发音yāt yim sàam）。
5. South Korea 韩国
In South Korea, ‘Kimchi’, a spicy fermented cabbage dish, is not just a culinary staple, but one that is used for making people smile on camera。 ‘Kimchi’ has the right vowels to shape the mouth into a toothy grin, making it an ideal Korean alternative to cheese。