How to adjust to American culture

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How can you adjust to American culture? Ten tips to help you adjust to American culture.

How can you adjust to American culture? Ten tips to help you adjust to American culture.

how to adjust to american culture

how to adjust to american culture

Here are ten things you can do to help you adjust to American culture and be more successful in the United States.

Here are ten things you can do to help you adjust to American culture and be more successful in the United States.

1. Say Please

1. Say Please

Most Americans say “Лутфан” when they want something. Барои намуна, if you are ordering food at a restaurant, you might sayI will have the soup, Лутфан”. If you ask for something and don’t say “Лутфан”, Americans will think you are rude.

Most Americans say “please” when they want something. For example, if you are ordering food at a restaurant, you might say “I will have the soup, please”. If you ask for something and don’t say “Please”, Americans will think you are rude.

2. SayThank you.

2. Say “Thank you.”

Americans sayThank youa lot. In some cultures, people only say “сипос” for significant events. Дар Иёлоти Муттаҳидаи Амрико, it is common to saythankseven for small gestures. Барои намуна, if you hand someone a book, they might thank you. Try to remember to sayThank you,” especially to anyone who is helping or try to help you.

Americans say “Thank you” a lot. In some cultures, people only say “thank you” for significant events. In the United States, it is common to say “thanks” even for small gestures. For example, if you hand someone a book, they might thank you. Try to remember to say “Thank you,” especially to anyone who is helping or try to help you.

3. SaySorry

3. Say “Sorry”

Americans also saysorrymore than people in other cultures. Барои намуна, if someone accidentally bumps into you on the street, they may apologize withexcuse me” ё “sorry.Americans, especially American women, sometimes use the wordsorryto express sadness for something that happened to you, even though they were not involved in the event. Барои намуна, you may tell someone that you were sick over the weekend or that a friend died. They might respond, “I’m so sorry.

Americans also say “sorry” more than people in other cultures. For example, if someone accidentally bumps into you on the street, they may apologize with “excuse me” or “sorry.” Americans, especially American women, sometimes use the word “sorry” to express sadness for something that happened to you, even though they were not involved in the event. For example, you may tell someone that you were sick over the weekend or that a friend died. They might respond, “I’m so sorry.”

4. Cover your mouth when your burp or cough.

4. Cover your mouth when your burp or cough.

Many Americans consider it impolite to make bodily noises in front of other people. They try not to pass gas, burp, or make other bodily noises in public or in front of people they do not know well. Some people will excuse themselves to the bathroom if they need to burp. If you do fart or burp, it is common to say, “Excuse me.

Many Americans consider it impolite to make bodily noises in front of other people. They try not to pass gas, burp, or make other bodily noises in public or in front of people they do not know well. Some people will excuse themselves to the bathroom if they need to burp. If you do fart or burp, it is common to say, “Excuse me.”

5. Say “Салом” when you meet new people.

5. Say “Hello” when you meet new people.

When you meet someone for the first time, Americans typically sayHi, nice to meet you.If you have someone else with you, it is typical to introduce that person as well. The next time you meet the person, you can say, “Nice to see you again,” ё “I remember meeting you last month. Шумо чӣ хелед?”

When you meet someone for the first time, Americans typically say “Hi, nice to meet you.” If you have someone else with you, it is typical to introduce that person as well. The next time you meet the person, you can say, “Nice to see you again,” or “I remember meeting you last month. How are you?”

6. Don’t shake hands if you don’t feel comfortable.

6. Don’t shake hands if you don’t feel comfortable.

Most Americans will shake your hand when they meet you. If you feel uncomfortable, you can always put your hands together and lean your head forward. This is a polite way to show you don’t want to shake hands. Some Americans will be very surprised that you do not want to shake hands but this is ok.

Most Americans will shake your hand when they meet you. If you feel uncomfortable, you can always put your hands together and lean your head forward. This is a polite way to show you don’t want to shake hands. Some Americans will be very surprised that you do not want to shake hands but this is ok.

7. Stand at least a foot away when you are talking to someone new.

7. Stand at least a foot away when you are talking to someone new.

Americans tend to want more personal space around them than people from other cultures. Дар ИМА, most people will stand about one foot apart from one another. Even people in a group stand with space between them. If you stand very close to someone when you are speaking, they may think you are being aggressive or overly familiar. They may take a step back and show mild surprise or disapproval. Other Americans are very physical and may hold your arm while they are talking to you or hug you when they first see you. If that makes you uncomfortable, it is OK to step back. If you are from a culture where people from different genders do not touch each other, explain that to the person you are meeting in a polite way. You do not need to do things that make you feel uncomfortable.

Americans tend to want more personal space around them than people from other cultures. In the US, most people will stand about one foot apart from one another. Even people in a group stand with space between them. If you stand very close to someone when you are speaking, they may think you are being aggressive or overly familiar. They may take a step back and show mild surprise or disapproval. Other Americans are very physical and may hold your arm while they are talking to you or hug you when they first see you. If that makes you uncomfortable, it is OK to step back. If you are from a culture where people from different genders do not touch each other, explain that to the person you are meeting in a polite way. You do not need to do things that make you feel uncomfortable.

8. Look people in the eye when you are talking to them.

8. Look people in the eye when you are talking to them.

We encourage you to maintain important parts of your culture. Аммо, looking people in they eyes when you talk is an one thing you can do to adapt to life in America. Americans tend to look people in the eyes when they are talking. They may not look at you in the eyes for the entire conversation – just part of it. If someone talks to you and you will not look at them in the eyes, they may think you are trying to hide something or being secretive.

We encourage you to maintain important parts of your culture. However, looking people in they eyes when you talk is an one thing you can do to adapt to life in America. Americans tend to look people in the eyes when they are talking. They may not look at you in the eyes for the entire conversation – just part of it. If someone talks to you and you will not look at them in the eyes, they may think you are trying to hide something or being secretive.

9. Stand in Line

9. Stand in Line

Most Americans are taught from a young age to wait their turn in a line. So, if you are at the store or trying to buy a movie ticket, you will probably see a line. Generally, people line up one by one. Sometimes you may see someonehold a spotfor someone else, but mostly Americans expect to wait their turn. Although you may see someone cut into the line (go in front of you), the majority of people will wait their turn. This is also true if you are on an airplane. People generally wait to leave the airplane until it is their row’s turn.

Most Americans are taught from a young age to wait their turn in a line. So, if you are at the store or trying to buy a movie ticket, you will probably see a line. Generally, people line up one by one. Sometimes you may see someone “hold a spot” for someone else, but mostly Americans expect to wait their turn. Although you may see someone cut into the line (go in front of you), the majority of people will wait their turn. This is also true if you are on an airplane. People generally wait to leave the airplane until it is their row’s turn.

10. Hold the door open for other people

10. Hold the door open for other people

Most Americans will hold a door open for you when you are entering/exiting a building. Whether you are a man or a woman, it is polite to hold the door for the person behind you.

Most Americans will hold a door open for you when you are entering/exiting a building. Whether you are a man or a woman, it is polite to hold the door for the person behind you.

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