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Body language has different meanings in each culture. So when we go to otehr country, we face the matter of misunderstanding. For example, OK gestrue means generally 'OK' or ' good'. But in Japan it means money and in France it means Zero. In addition, in Brazil and Latin American Countries it means sexual temptation.
So... I want to suggest the topic about these situation. What is the another example like these body language?
(starbucks)Han Sun Joo
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I know a one gesture like you mentioned on your post.
The hand gesture that we do when taking a picture or sing of victory is an insult to Greece people
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I also know some examples about that. You may see two men walk hand in hand or with an arm around another's shoulder. It is a sign of friendship in China. However, Americans strongly disapprove it.The situation is regarded as homosexual in American culture. And If a Chinese, attempting to show his friendliness, stands to close to an American, the American will step back, wanting to keep a certain distance. This is because America belongs non-touching cultures. They like to keep about 30 inches apart from one another, which is considered their personal" comfort zone".
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In Middle East, raising thumbs up is a very bad gesture,
even though it means good in many countries
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