X'inhuma l-valuri ta ' l-Amerika?

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X'inhuma l-valuri ta ' l-Amerika? Din il-paġna jistgħu jgħinuk titgħallem dwar u jifhmu l-valuri ta ' l-Amerika.

What are American values? This page can help you learn about and understand American values.

X'inhuma l-valuri ta ' l-Amerika

What are American values

X'inhuma l-valuri ta ' l-Amerika?

What are American values?

F ' pajjiżek, inti probabbilment kellu ta ' Komunità qawwija u kultura. Fl-Istati Uniti, hemm ukoll il-valuri importanti Amerikan. Dawn huma l-partijiet importanti tal-kultura Amerikana.

In your country, you probably had a strong community and culture. In the United States, there are also important American values. These are the important parts of American culture.

L-indipendenza

Independence

Wieħed mill-valuri ewlenin fl-Istati Uniti hija l-indipendenza. Indipendenza hija kultant imsejħa Isidore. Americans huma ferm kburi li huma indipendenti, jew li jkunu kapaċi jieħdu ħsieb lilhom infushom, u dawn għandhom tendenza li wieħed jaħseb oħrajn għandhom ikunu indipendenti kif ukoll. Meta xi ħadd jilħaq għan, li huwa tipikament jidhru bħala riżultat tax-xogħol iebes tiegħu jew tagħha stess. Dan huwa differenti minn f ' ħafna kulturi oħra li huma aktar kollettiv. Kulturi kollettiv għandhom tendenza li ara kisbiet bħala riflessjoni ta ' familja sħiħa jew ta ' Komunità.

One of the main values in the United States is independence. Independence is sometimes referred to as individualism. Americans are very proud of being self-reliant, or being able to take care of themselves, and they tend to think others should be self-reliant as well. When someone reaches a goal, that is typically seen as the result of his or her own hard work. This is different than in many other cultures which are more collective. Collective cultures tend to see accomplishments as a reflection of an entire family or community.

Hawn hu eżempju ta ' kif Americans valur indipendenza:

Here is an example of how Americans value independence:

  • It-tfal ta ' l-Amerika għandhom tendenza li jħallu d-dar aktar kmieni milli fil-kulturi oħra. Pereżempju, Wara li jiggradwaw iskola għolja, ħafna tfal tmexxi l-biex tmur fil-Kulleġġ jew tibda taħdem. Jekk huma komplew jgħixu fid-dar, jistgħu ikunu talbu biex iħallas il-kera jew jikkontribwixxu biex id-dar.
  • Americans tistenna lil kull min hu kapaċi jaħdem hekk sabiex isostnu lilhom infushom.
  • American children tend to leave the home earlier than in other cultures. For example, after graduating high school, many children move out to go to college or start working. If they continued to live at home, they might be asked to pay rent or contribute to the house.
  • Americans expect anyone who is able to work to do so in order to support themselves.

Privatezza

Privacy

Americans tal-valur tal-privatezza u l-ispazju tagħhom stess. Waqt li f ' ċertu kulturi udizzjali privatezza tista tidher bħala ħaġa ħażina, Americans ħafna simili li jkollhom żmien waħedhom u jistgħu jkunu privati dwar ċerti suġġetti.

Americans value privacy and their own space. While in some cultures wanting privacy may be seen as a bad thing, many Americans like to have alone time and may be private about certain topics.

Hawn huma ftit sitwazzjonijiet relatati mal-valur Amerikan tal-privatezza:

Here are a few situations related to the American value of privacy:

  • Fil-konverżazzjonijiet, Americans ħafna huma privati dwar ċerti affarijiet u ma tixtieqx li jitkellmu magħhom dwar, bħall-età tagħhom, kemm flus huma jagħmlu, jew politiċi tagħhom, fehmiet reliġjużi u sesswali. Xi nies ma simili jitkellmu dwar dawn is-suġġetti fil-pubbliku għaliex huma INKWETATI li se jikkawżaw nies jargumentaw. Madankollu, Jekk għandek mistoqsijiet dwar dawn is-suġġetti, inti tista ' titlob lilna. Americans biċċa l-kbira se tkun kuntenta li jgħallmek dwar kif Americans tara id-dinja.
  • Americans spiss jagħtu lil xulxin aktar spazju f'sitwazzjonijiet pubbliċi minn nies fil-kulturi oħra. Dawn għandhom tendenza li joqgħod mal-bit a ta ' l-ispazju bejniethom, tipikament id-distanza tad-driegħ outstretched.
  • Americans ħafna ikollhom ħitan madwar djar tagħhom biex jiżguraw li jkollhom il-privatezza. Jekk it-tfal tiegħek jitilfu l-balla jew oħra ġugarell fuq ħajt/stekkat tal-ħdejk, huwa ġeneralment idea ħażina li Aqbeż fuq il-ħajt/stekkat u jirkupra l-ġugarell. minflok, Mur fil-bieb ta ' quddiem u knock jew ċirku il-Qanpiena. Jekk ikun hemm l-ebda tweġiba ħalli nota fuq il-bieb, li titlob permess biex jirkupra l-ġugarell bejn 8 am u 8 pm. Dan huwa kemm respectful u bla periklu, kif xi nies kienu gwardja klieb jew jistgħu jkunu ħafna protezzjoni tal-privatezza tagħhom. T‐ta˙didiet b'mod partikolari tipikament jeħtieġu aktar paċi u kwiet u jistgħu ma tixtieq jiġi disturbat. Jekk tiftaħ b'xatba jeħtieġlek tagħlaq huwa. Madankollu, jekk inti tidħol għall-bieb miftuħ, Ħalli miftuħa.
  • Kmamar tas-sodda huma ġeneralment ikkunsidrati spazji privati. Neighbors u l-ħbieb huma milqugħa fil-kċina, kamra tal-pranzu jew kamra tal-ħajja. Il-ġenituri u t-tfal għandhom tendenza li jkollhom tagħhom stess kmamar tas-sodda, u ħafna drabi, Tfal Amerikan kull jkollhom tagħhom stess kmamar tas-sodda.
  • In conversations, many Americans are private about certain things and do not want to talk about them, such as their age, how much money they make, or their political, sexual and religious views. Some people do not like talking about these subjects in public because they are worried it will cause people to argue. However, if you have questions about these topics, you can ask us. Most Americans will be happy to teach you about how Americans view the world.
  • Americans often give each other more space in public situations than people in other cultures. They tend to stand with a bit of space between them, typically the distance of an outstretched arm.
  • Many Americans have fences around their houses to ensure they have privacy. If your children lose a ball or other toy over a neighbor’s fence, it is generally a bad idea to jump over the fence and retrieve the toy. Instead, go to the front door and knock or ring the bell. If there is no answer leave a note on the door, asking permission to retrieve the toy between 8am and 8pm. This is both respectful and safe, as some people have guard dogs or may be very protective of their privacy. Elders in particular typically need more peace and quiet and may not want to be disturbed. If you open a gate you must close it. However, if you come to an open gate, leave it open.
  • Bedrooms are usually considered private spaces. Neighbors and friends are entertained in the kitchen, dining room or living room. Parents and children tend to have their own bedrooms, and often, American children each have their own bedrooms.

Dawk huma xi ftit eżempji ta ' privatezza li jistgħu jkunu differenti fil-kultura tiegħek.

Those are just some examples of privacy that may be different in your culture.

Directness

Directness

Americans huma spiss ħafna dirett. Dan ifisser li ħafna drabi jgħidlek liema jaħsbu u jkunu dak dwar dak li tixtieq. Qed dak huwa ġeneralment jidher bħala ħaġa tajba l-Amerika.

Americans are often very direct. This means they often tell you what they think and they will be assertive about what they want. Being assertive is generally seen as a good thing in America.

Hawn huma xi eżempji ta ' stil Amerikan directness:

Here are some examples of American-style directness:

  • F ' uħud mill-kulturi, huwa rude ma Naċċettax stedina – per eżempju, jekk xi ħadd jitolbok għall-lunch, inti jistgħu jgħidu Iva, imma mbagħad ma mur lunch. Fl-Amerika, huwa kważi dejjem aħjar jiġifieri, “le, imma Grazzi” jew, “grazzi, imma għandi impenn ieħor.” Jekk inti jgħidu Iva għal stedina imma ma jmorrux għall-avveniment, il-persuna tista ' tikseb mifxula.
  • Fil-konverżazzjoni, jekk l-Amerika ma jaqbilx ma ' l-opinjoni tiegħek, dawn jista ' jgħidlek. Dan ma jfissirx li mhux simili inti, eżatt li jistgħu ikollhom idea differenti.
  • L-idea tal- “jitilfu wiċċ” ma jkunx l-istess fl-Amerika. It-traduzzjoni għall- “jitilfu wiċċ” tista' “embarrassed,” li hu inqas serju. Americans jistgħu jiġu embarrassed jekk dawn huma ikkritikati jew tagħmel xi żball, pereżempju. Hekk Americans jistgħu jsemmu żbalji jew criticize int, sempliċiment li beħsiebhom huwa bħala korrezzjoni jew informazzjoni utli.
  • Fil-klassijiet, Americans jistgħu jisfidaw tagħhom l-għalliema’ ideat. F ' uħud mill-kulturi, huwa impolite li ma jaqblux mal-għalliem tiegħek.
  • Huwa qatt ma hija rude li jitlob għall-għajnuna. Jekk xi Ħabib jew ħdejk jitolbok jekk għandek bżonn xi ħaġa, huma verament tixtieq tgħin. Li tħossok liberu li jgħidu li l-, “Jekk inti huma tmur għall-maħżen u inti walk mill-larinġ, Jekk jogħġbok agħżel miegħi sal-borża, u I ikollok tħallas inti għalihom.” jew, Jekk għandek bżonn tax-xitwa ħwejjeġ per eżempju, u m'intix żgur fejn biex tixtri minnhom, huwa OK li jitlob, “Għandek xi suġġerimenti għal fejn I jistgħu jixtru inċirati mhux għali u żraben għat-tfal tiegħi?” Biċċa l-kbira Americans imħabba li tgħin, u hemm bżonn ftit inkoraġġiment biex isiru ħbieb tajba u neighbors.
  • In some cultures, it is rude to decline an invitation – for example, if someone asks you for lunch, you may say yes, but then not go to lunch. In America, it is almost always better to say, “No, but thank you” or, “Thank you, but I have another commitment.” If you say yes to an invitation but do not go to the event, the person might get upset.
  • In conversation, if an American disagrees with your opinion, they might tell you. This does not mean they do not like you, just that they may have a different idea.
  • The idea of “losing face” is not the same in America. The translation for “losing face” would be “embarrassed,” which is less serious. Americans may be embarrassed if they are criticized or make a mistake, for example. So Americans may point out mistakes or criticize you, simply intending it as a correction or useful information.
  • In classes, Americans may challenge their teachers’ ideas. In some cultures, it is impolite to disagree with your teacher.
  • It is never is rude to ask for help. If a friend or neighbor asks you if you need anything, they truly want to help. Feel free to say, “If you are going to the store and you walk by the oranges, please pick me up a bag, and I’ll pay you for them.” Or, if you need winter clothes for example, and you’re not sure where to buy them, it is OK to ask, “Do you have any suggestions for where I can buy inexpensive coats and boots for my children?” Most Americans love to help, and need very little encouragement to become good friends and neighbors.

B'mod ġenerali, huwa tajjeb li wieħed jiftakar li dak jistgħu jidhru rude mhix maħsuba b'dak il-mod. Americans mhux qed ikunu rude – dawn qegħdin eżatt dirett.

In general, it is good to remember that what may appear rude is not intended that way. Americans are not trying to be rude – they are just being direct.

Ugwaljanza

Equality

Jiddikjara l-US id-dikjarazzjoni ta ' indipendenza, “Irġiel kollha huma maħluqa ugwali.” Fir-realtà, xi nies fl-Istati Uniti mhux dejjem jittrattaw ċittadini kollha ndaqs, imma Americans ħafna jħossu b'mod qawwi ħafna madwar l- idea ta ' l-ugwaljanza. Hemm ħafna eżempji fl-istorja Amerikana fejn in-nies kollha kienu ma ttrattati ugwalment bħal jasar ta ' l-Amerika Afrikan (iswed) ċittadini. Madankollu, Americans simili li jemmnu li l-idea li nies kollha għandu jkollhom opportunitajiet indaqs. Din l-idea hija parti ta ' liema huwa msejjaħ il- “Dream Amerikan.” Immigranti kmieni ħafna tmexxa lejn l-Amerika biex isegwu l-Amerikani Dream. They believed that if you worked hard, you could move up in society.

The US Declaration of Independence declares, “All Men Are Created Equal.” In reality, some people in the United States do not always treat all citizens equally, but many Americans feel very strongly about the idea of equality. There are many examples in American history where all people were not treated equally such as slavery of African American (black) citizens. However, Americans like to believe the idea that all people should have equal opportunities. This idea is a part of what is called the “American Dream.” Many early immigrants moved to America to follow the American Dream. They believed that if you worked hard, you could move up in society.

Today more and more people realize the American Dream is not true. Many people who work very hard do not have very much money. Often people who come from privileged backgrounds have an easier time moving up in the world. Still, the idea of equality is an important part of US culture.

Today more and more people realize the American Dream is not true. Many people who work very hard do not have very much money. Often people who come from privileged backgrounds have an easier time moving up in the world. Still, the idea of equality is an important part of US culture.

Here are some examples of equality in American culture:

Here are some examples of equality in American culture:

• In legal situations, all Americans should be treated equally and all Americans have a right to representation by a lawyer.

• In legal situations, all Americans should be treated equally and all Americans have a right to representation by a lawyer.

• In a classroom, all students should be treated equally by their teachers. No student should be favored.

• In a classroom, all students should be treated equally by their teachers. No student should be favored.

• Men and women should be treated equally, and men are not viewed as better than women. Fir-realtà, ħafna nisa għadhom ma jkollhomx l-istess status bħall-irġiel fis-soċjetà Amerikana, speċjalment fit-termini ta ' kemm flus jistgħu jagħmlu.

• Men and women should be treated equally, and men are not viewed as better than women. In reality, many women still do not have the same status as men in American society, especially in terms of how much money they can make.

• Fl-Amerika, ma jkunx hemm qawwi embedded soċjali ġerarkija jew caste is-sistema. Xi kultant nies li inti jistgħu jippretendu li jittrattaw inti bir-rispett jistgħu jittrattaw inti bħala l-ekwivalenti. Pereżempju, it-tfal jistgħu jitolbu adult eqdem mill l-ewwel isem. Jekk dan jiġri lilek, Ipprova Ftakar mhux qed rude, imma għandhom valur kulturali differenti.

• In America, there is not a strongly embedded social hierarchy or caste system. Sometimes people who you might expect to treat you with respect may treat you as an equal. For example, children may call an older adult by their first name. If this happens to you, try to remember they are not being rude, but they have a different cultural value.

• Xi kultant Americans se jgħidlek kif jippreferu li jiġi indirizzat meta huma jintroduċu ruħhom. Jekk għalliem jew tabib jintroduċi ruħha bħala “Lucy” jew “Tabib Lucy”, li hija kif inti għandhom jindirizzaw lilha. Jekk hi tintroduċi ruħha bħala Dr. Wilson, Dan huwa dak hi tippreferi li jissejjaħ.

• Sometimes Americans will tell you how they prefer to be addressed when they introduce themselves. If a teacher or a doctor introduces herself as “Lucy” or “Doctor Lucy”, that is how you should address her. If she introduces herself as Dr. Wilson, that is what she prefers to be called.

Huwa utli li jkunu magħrufa li jistgħu xorta waħda jkun hemm hierarchies inviżibbli fost il-Poplu. Dawn għandhom tendenza li tkun ibbażata fuq is-suċċess individwali aktar: pereżempju, xi ħadd-għax-xogħol, ġid, jew edukazzjoni.

It is useful to know that there may still be invisible hierarchies among people. These tend to be based more on individual success: for example, someone’s job, wealth, or education.

Informality

Informality

Valuri ta ' l-Amerika
Kultura Amerikana huwa informali. Americans ħafna drabi anke jilbsu jeans lill-Knisja. Ritratt minn Amancay Maahs.
American values
American culture is informal. Americans often even wear jeans to church. Photo by Amancay Maahs.

Soċjetà Amerikana huwa spiss informali u rilassati.

American society is often informal and relaxed.

Hawn huma xi eżempji ta ' kif l-Istati Uniti hija l-kultura informali:

Here are some examples of how the United States is an informal culture:

• Americans jistgħu dress casually, bħal liebes jeans jew xorts anke fuq ix-xogħol, l-iskola, jew tal-Knisja. Meta inti ewwel tibda impjieg, hija idea tajba li dress aktar formalment u imbagħad jagħżel tiegħek attire bbażati fuq dak il-Poplu madwar inti huma liebes.

• Americans may dress casually, such as wearing jeans or shorts even at work, school, or church. When you first start a job, it is a good idea to dress more formally and then to choose your attire based on what the people around you are wearing.

• Meta greeting lil xi ħadd, Americans għandhom tendenza li jgħidu li l-, “Hi” jew, “Hello.” Tuża l-istess Awguri irrispettivament minn li inti qed jitkellmu biex: l-iben tiegħek jew għalliem tal-iben tiegħek. L-langauge ma jkollux forom formali u informali ta ' l-awguri.

• When greeting someone, Americans tend to say, “Hi” or, “Hello.” You use the same greeting no matter who you are talking to: your son or your son’s teacher. The langauge does not have formal and informal forms of greeting.

• Americans għandhom tendenza li jsejħu lil xulxin b'isimhom Prim. F'xi sitwazzjonijiet, madankollu, huwa aħjar li tkun aktar formali u li jużaw l-aħħar ismijiet sakemm inti mitlub tuża ' l-ewwel isem – per eżempju, is-sitwazzjoni tan-negozju jew fl-Iskola.

• Americans tend to call each other by their first names. In some situations, however, it is better to be more formal and to use last names until you are asked to use a first name – for example, in a business situation or at school.

Filwaqt li l-informality ta ' l-US kultura jistgħu surprise inti, din mhix intiża li tkun rude. Fil-fatt, jekk xi ħadd greets inti b'mod informali u titlob inti minn tiegħek ewwel isem, huwa probabbilment tfisser jaħsbu tal inti b ' mod amikevoli.

While the informality of US culture may surprise you, it is not meant to be rude. In fact, if someone greets you informally and calls you by your first name, it probably means they think of you in a friendly way.

Kompetizzjoni

Competition

Americans jistgħu jkunu kompetittivi u sikwit jaħdmu iebes biex jinkisbu l-għanijiet tagħhom. Kompetizzjoni spiss twassal Americans li jkunu ferm okkupat. Ħafna Americans tara kompetizzjoni hija ħaġa tajba.

Americans can be competitive and often work hard to achieve their goals. Competition often leads Americans to be very busy. Many Americans view competition is a good thing.

Hawn huma xi eżempji tal-valur Amerikan tal-kompetizzjoni:

Here are some examples of the American value of competition:

• Competition in business is due in large part to the capitalist economy. America’s business model is to compete for customers and for the best prices.

• Competition in business is due in large part to the capitalist economy. America’s business model is to compete for customers and for the best prices.

• Americans will schedule lots of activities. Even young children participate in lots of activities outside of school, such as sports, music lessons, and volunteering. Sometimes you may feel like Americans arerushing aroundwith little time for relaxing. But many Americans they feel good when they get a lot done.

• Americans will schedule lots of activities. Even young children participate in lots of activities outside of school, such as sports, music lessons, and volunteering. Sometimes you may feel like Americans are “rushing around” with little time for relaxing. But many Americans they feel good when they get a lot done.

• Competition can be seen in school, in the workplace, and in sports. Pereżempju, students may work hard to achieve the best grades. Sometimes competition involves groups, such as a soccer team or a school study group.

• Competition can be seen in school, in the workplace, and in sports. For example, students may work hard to achieve the best grades. Sometimes competition involves groups, such as a soccer team or a school study group.

• Americans may alsocompetewith themselves. Many Americans work hard to keep improving at what they do. Pereżempju, huma jistgħu tixtieq tħaddem it-tellieqa iktar malajr milli għamlu l-aħħar darba jew li jixtiequ jbiegħu oġġetti aktar għall-impjieg tagħhom milli ma-sena ta ' qabel.

• Americans may also “compete” with themselves. Many Americans work hard to keep improving at what they do. For example, they may want to run a race faster than they did last time or they may want to sell more items at their job than they did the year before.

Globali, il-valur mqiegħda fuq il-kompetizzjoni jistgħu jikkawżaw inti jħossuhom xi xokk kultura, speċjalment jekk inti daħal mill-kultura li hija iktar kollaborattiv minn kompetittiva.

Overall, the value placed on competition may cause you to feel some culture shock, especially if you came from a culture that is more collaborative than competitive.

Żmien u l-effiċjenza

Time and Efficiency

Americans qiegħed a lott tal-valur fuq il-ħin tagħhom. Americans jistgħu jħossu sfrattata jekk jaħsbu xi ħadd jew xi ħaġa tkun moħlija tagħhom waqt. Americans xi-pjan ta ' l-ħin tagħhom bir-reqqa, bl-użu ta ' kalendarji kuljum kemm jgħix ħajja personali tagħhom u x-xogħol tagħhom. Hemm a tgħid fl-Amerika: ħin huwa flus. Dan ifisser ħafna Americans bħal biex tuża l-ħin “b'mod effiċjenti” – huma tixtieq tikseb l-aktar magħmul fl-ammont iqsar ta ' żmien.

Americans place a lot of value on their time. Americans may feel frustrated if they think someone or something has wasted their time. Some Americans plan out their time carefully, using daily calendars for both their personal lives and their work lives. There is a saying in America: time is money. This means many Americans like to use their time “efficiently” – they want to get the most done in the shortest amount of time.

This may be different from what you are used to. When making a business deal, you may spend time getting to know the other person, maybe while drinking tea or coffee. Fl-Istati Uniti, this is often not the case.

This may be different from what you are used to. When making a business deal, you may spend time getting to know the other person, maybe while drinking tea or coffee. In the United States, this is often not the case.

Here are some situations in which you might want to be aware of time:

Here are some situations in which you might want to be aware of time:

  • Meetings, especially for work: You should try to be on timeprobably even 5 minutes early.
  • Appointments: If you have a doctor’s appointment or some other kind of appointment, you need to arrive on time. You may still have to wait for the appointment. Madankollu, it is important you are on time or you may have to reschedule the appointment.
  • Activities with friends: If you are invited to someone’s house for dinner, try to be on timeyou can be 5 jew 10 minutes late, but if you are much later than that, you should probably call and let them know.
  • Parties: Għall-parti żgħira, jaslu fi 15 minuti tal-ħin mogħti. Għal parti kbira b ' ħafna nies, you can be 30 li 40 minutes late.
  • Meetings, especially for work: You should try to be on time – probably even 5 minutes early.
  • Appointments: If you have a doctor’s appointment or some other kind of appointment, you need to arrive on time. You may still have to wait for the appointment. However, it is important you are on time or you may have to reschedule the appointment.
  • Activities with friends: If you are invited to someone’s house for dinner, try to be on time – you can be 5 or 10 minutes late, but if you are much later than that, you should probably call and let them know.
  • Parties: For a small party, arrive within 15 minutes of the time given. For a large party with many people, you can be 30 to 40 minutes late.

Regola tajba hija li kull meta inti se jkun tard, inti għandu jsejjaħ u ħalli l-persuna li inti huma jilħqu taf inti se jkun tard. Jekk inti ma jistgħux jitolbu, inti għandu tell-persuna inti sorry għal qed tard meta int tasal.

A good rule is that anytime you are going to be late, you should call and let the person you are meeting know you will be late. If you can’t call, you should tell the person you are sorry for being late when you arrive.

kultant, inti tista iħossu bħal xi ħadd ser iħalli ħafna malajr jew ikun fl-a hurry li jħallu. Dan jista ' jkun għax dawn trid tkun “fuq żmien” għall-ħatra tagħhom li jmiss. Dan ma jfissirx li mhux simili inti.

Sometimes, you may feel like someone is leaving very quickly or is in a hurry to leave. This may be because they want to be “on time” for their next appointment. It does not mean they do not like you.

Li jkunu fil-ħin u li jkunu konxji tal-ħin huwa differenza kulturali probabbilment jeħtieġ li jiġu adattati biex għax jekk inti tard, inti jistgħu jitilfu l-impjieg tiegħek, neqsin tiegħek ħatriet, jew hurt xi ħadd-sentimenti. Jekk għandek żmien iebes jaġġusta lill-Amerikani sens taż-żmien, jistgħu tixtieq tikseb a għassa jew tat-telefown li kien allarm li jfakkrek tal-ħin, speċjalment għal ksib li jaħdmu.

Being on time and being aware of time is a cultural difference you will probably need to adapt to because if you are late, you could lose your job, miss your appointments, or hurt someone’s feelings. If you have a hard time adjusting to the American sense of time, you may want to get a watch or phone that has an alarm to remind you of the time, especially for getting to work.

Ethic ix-xogħol

Work Ethic

Americans jistgħu jiġu ħafna iffukati fuq xogħolhom. Xi kultant nies minn kulturi oħra aħseb Americans “ħajjin għall-xogħol” jew li huma “workaholics.” Dan ifisser jaħsbu xogħol Americans ħafna. Il-parti tar-raġuni Americans huma orjentati xogħol huwa għax qed okkupat u attiva ħafna drabi jidher bħala ħaġa tajba. Poplu wkoll għandhom tendenza li jidentifika b'mod qawwi ma ' l-impjieg tagħhom. Pereżempju, Meta inti ewwel jilħqu lil xi ħadd, waħda mill-ewwel mistoqsijiet huma jistgħu jitolbu li inti tkun “x'tagħmel?” Dawn ifissru, “X'tip ta ' xogħol ma għandek tagħmel?”

Americans can be very focused on their work. Sometimes people from other cultures think Americans “live-to-work” or are “workaholics.” This means they think Americans work too much. Part of the reason Americans are work-oriented is because being busy and active is often seen as a good thing. People also tend to identify strongly with their jobs. For example, when you first meet someone, one of the first questions they might ask you is “What do you do?” They mean, “What kind of work do you do?”

Irġiel jew nisa li jaħdmu fid-dar tieħu ħsieb tal-familja ħafna drabi jsejħu lilhom infushom “organizzaturi id-dar” u jixirqilhom rispett għal dan ix-xogħol kemm oħra. Meta timla l-applikazzjoni ta ' kull xorta, it is OK to writehome-makeras the occupation for someone who does not have a paying job outside the home.

Men or women who work at home taking care of the family often call themselves “home-makers” and deserve respect for this occupation as much as any other. When filling out an application of any kind, it is OK to write “home-maker” as the occupation for someone who does not have a paying job outside the home.

Consumerism

Consumerism

As a newcomer to the United States, you may sometimes think Americans seem materialistic – focused on owning and buying things. Part of the reason for this is that many Americans value competition and work. Because Americans value competition, they want tokeep upwith those around them. Dan ifisser, pereżempju, if your neighbor got a new car, you might want a new car also. Americans call thisKeeping up with the Joneses.

As a newcomer to the United States, you may sometimes think Americans seem materialistic – focused on owning and buying things. Part of the reason for this is that many Americans value competition and work. Because Americans value competition, they want to “keep up” with those around them. This means, for example, if your neighbor got a new car, you might want a new car also. Americans call this “Keeping up with the Joneses.”

Many Americans value work and have a strong work ethic. Many Americans view material items such as TVs or shoes as a way to show they are successful at work. Americans may think of material items as rewards for their hard work and efforts.

Many Americans value work and have a strong work ethic. Many Americans view material items such as TVs or shoes as a way to show they are successful at work. Americans may think of material items as rewards for their hard work and efforts.

Raġuni oħra Americans jistgħu jiġu orjentati lejn l-oġġett huwa għax Americans ħafna valur novità u l-innovazzjoni. Iva anke jekk dawn ikollhom a tat-telefown li jaħdem, huma jistgħu tixtieq a tat-telefown ġdid għax għandu karatteristiċi ġodda u eċitanti. Ma għandekx jħossuhom irid ikollok lottijiet ta ' ċ biex jiġu rispettati. Inti għandu jħossu komdu jgħixu sempliċiment jew b'xi mod tippreferi, maybe issejvjar aktar flus għall-emerġenzi, edukazzjoni u l-irtirar aktar milli l-infiq fuq oġġetti li timpressjona oħrajn.

Another reason Americans may be object-oriented is because many Americans value newness and innovation. So even if they have a phone that works, they may want a new phone because it has new and exciting features. You do not have to feel you must have lots of possessions to be respected. You should feel comfortable living simply or any way you prefer, maybe saving more money for emergencies, education and retirement rather than spending on objects to impress others.

Kollha tad-dikjarazzjonijiet msemmija hawn fuq huma generalizations ta ' valuri ta ' l-Amerika. Generalizations ma jkunux dejjem veru, imma l-affarijiet li huma ħafna drabi vera. L-għan tal-RCO huwa li jipprovdi generalizations biex jgħinuk tifhem aħjar għaliex l-Amerika jista jkun li jaġixxi b ' mod inti ma jifhimx. Ftakar, neither way is better than the other way – just different.

All of the above statements are generalizations of American values. Generalizations are not always true, but things that are often true. The goal of the RCO is to provide generalizations to help you better understand why an American may be acting in a way you do not understand. Remember, neither way is better than the other way – just different.

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