Monthly Archives: December 2010

Japanese culture

In the Japanese culture there are many different things that we would not do in America. If you were in Japan and you did the OK sign, that would mean money. If you waved your hand in front of your … Continue reading

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Greece

In Greece, there are many different hand gestures, some that we also have in America and just mean different things, some are completely different gestures. For example, in America a thumbs up means “good job”, but in Greece it is … Continue reading

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Indian culture

It is not weird for two men to dance with each other They worshipped cows instead of eating them There can be arranged marriages for women The head wobble means yes or no. The way of telling if it is … Continue reading

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Japanese Customs

Japan is very different from America in many ways, and one of these ways includes collective understandings. For instance, in the United States, it’s not usually considered rude to put your feet on the table, but for the Japanese it … Continue reading

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Culture in Austria

Culture in Austria is very different compared to that of the USA. In Austria it is improper to come over unannounced and once you arrive you have to remove your shoes. Then if a woman enters the room all the … Continue reading

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In culture there are things called collective understandings. Collective understandings are things that we do,but can’t explain to people of our own as well people of other culture. It’s also things that weren’t taught to us. Here are some examples … Continue reading

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Oh Vulgar Gestures…Society Needs You

Human society has been described by many accounts as being unique in different cultures around the world and also to be “naturally evil”. This can be backed up by many things including the different hand gestures in society. Today in … Continue reading

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Asian gestures

In asia, somethings there are allowed there, that is frowned upon hear. As well as somethings that are frowned upon here in the U.S. that are not so frowned upon in Asia For example, in Asia eye contact with a … Continue reading

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italian gestures

In Italy there are many different hand gestures that Americans either use as different meanings or don’t use at all. For example, pointing your two index fingers towards each other and having your thumbs up in front of your stomach … Continue reading

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cultural gestures of Germany

Clasping hands together and raising them above the head means appreciation to someone. Moving one’s hand back and forth means “no”. Tapping your knuckles lightly on the table means greeting. Raising your hand upward with your palm and waving your … Continue reading

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