Glossar

EN: Unit 7 > Culture switch trainer

Speck

Everyone has bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Kurve

There was a sharp bend in the road.

verbeugen

In Japan, people bow when they meet each other.

Kommentar

It's polite to respond during conversations and to make comments to show you're interested.

geläufig

In Finland, it's quite common for people to stay silent when someone is talking to them.

Rendezvous

Joe and Maria went to the cinema on their first date.

wiedersprechen

I disagree with you. You're wrong!

ermutigen

He encouraged me to learn the guitar and I’m very grateful.

Gesichtsausdruck

Our facial expressions show the way we feel.

Geste

She brought flowers as a kind gesture.

Umarmung

Men in the Arab world often hug and kiss each other on the cheek.

im Gegensatz

Chinese teenagers don't usually start conversations with adults. In contrast, American teenagers are encouraged to.

Meinung

I disagree. My opinion is different from yours.

antworten

In Britain, it's polite to respond during conversations.

Stille

The silence was broken by the sound of the bell.

lautlos

It was silent in the room. Paul couldn't hear anything.

starren

In Britain and the United States, it isn't polite to stare at strangers.

Fremde

In most of Europe, it's friendly to smile at strangers.

Vorgesetzter

In many Asian countries, it's rude to look people in the eye, especially a superior, such as a teacher.

Tischmanieren

It's important to have good table manners at a dinner party.

ausziehen

You don't have to take off your shoes when you visit someone's home.

nachdenklich

Indians often look long and thoughtfully at people they don't know.

vertrauen

In western cultures, people look each other in the eye to show interest and trust.

unfreundlich

The unfriendly man ignored his work colleague.