In Norway, made to give way to older persons in traffic. It is believed that this you emphasize their physical superiority.
In the States, is not accepted to pay for the woman in the restaurant. It is believed that these men stress their financial supremacy.
China has taken slurp away, otherwise the owners may find it tasteless concoctions. China has quietly — to insult the owners and chefs. A slap sauce tablecloth after a meal — a confirmation that you ate with gusto and you it was delicious.
China has not taken to bring flowers hostess. It is believed that this visit emphasize, this house is so ugly that they bring with them decorations.
Finland has not taken to make public compliments. It is believed that the public are not considered compliments.
Norway has not yet decided to do a lot of compliments in person, to praise (except for their loved ones) — it is considered flattery, such a person loses a lot in the community. The school is not to praise the student in the presence of all the others, to declare assessment — to put it above all others. Not taken an interest than sick, if you feel good — when you go out to work after sick. In Russia it is considered to show compassion and consideration. Here — indecent, it’s too intimate things.
In Greece, it is not recommended to praise at a party or some kind of vase painting, otherwise the landlord will have to give it to you
The sign "thumb up" in some countries means "That’s how I warmed up great."
In the U.S., in addition to payment of the invoice is not received yet a lot of things: the woman to open the door, help bring anything — it is believed that because a man shows his superiority, as well as to make compliments about the appearance, etc. — Could be construed as sexual harassment.
Some believed that it is impossible to wash dishes in a strange house — happiness wash off. Here’s a walk together, helping owners to get out — vacuuming, please, no, no utensils.
If there is a visit to South Korea, and at the same time try to hold back the tears and snot running (the food is very, very spicy) — can be extremely impolite to pass for a man who despises hospitality. best compliment to the chef (owner) is just crying and snot.
In Korea, I personally have often said right from the morning, I look bad, I have circles under my eyes and that if I had to order from the kidneys. Sometimes told that I look tired. Then I noticed that it’s not just me talking. It turned out that this is a form of compliment: Girl preferably should look fragile and sick, to call a man a desire to protect her, and warmed by the cure)
Not taken to contain the Mughals and burps in Buryatia, they say, without a burp guest hungry, have yet to be fed.
In Japan and Norway are not accepted to give an odd number of flowers. It is believed that the unpaired flower lonely. Odd bear the grave, funeral.
In Japan, blow your nose in public — a taboo.
In India, family get-togethers do not say "thank you." It is believed that family members do not need to thank each other.
In India, do not they say "thank you" (at least, not in local languages). If you gave something, you can say, "What a good thing," "As I have long dreamed about it," etc. You can say "Thank you", but it means that you translate communication on a purely formal level — how would a stranger.
In Central Asia, a guest in a bowl pour tea is enough. It is believed that if poured full, then drink and go. And, adding to 1/3, can be a long conversation. This is called "respect" and "no respect." In the first case, the owner keeps his eye on the site and he adds to it a fresh gulls.
The Chinese believe that it is impossible to give fresh flowers. It is a symbol of death — "they’re going to die." But the man-made — a sweet soul. "They are eternal."
In China, to give something to do with the number 4 — just a horrible thing to do. 4 — a symbol of death, even the floors there are 1-2-3-5-6-7-9 …
Sitting cross-legged, showing the foot at him in many south-eastern countries — a terrible insult to the interlocutor. Pat on the head — too.
The Arabs have not made a hookah mouthpiece pass from hand to hand, it is coercion, type. Lay on the table. We have the opposite.
Japan has not decided to leave work before the boss.
In Georgia, taken to the guest a glass was always full, even if one does not want to drink. Therefore, if a polite guest every time drinks refreshments to the bottom, and the owner will be forced to keep it topped up with wine.