14 Etiquette Rules From Different Countries That Can Confuse Even an Experienced Tourist

3 months ago · Julieta · 0 Comment

When going on a trip, experienced tourists learn information about the etiquette rules and the sights of the country they are going to visit. Because if you don’t know the subtleties of the rules that the locals have, you might find yourself in an awkward situation. For example, you might insult a French man if you use the “Okay” gesture with him. And if you eat a hamburger with your hands in Chile, nobody will sit next to you.

GIGGAG wants to keep you safe from these situations with this article about the etiquette rules every tourist should know.

6. In Hungary, “cabbage” Is a compliment, And In China “goose” Is a sign Of admiration.

One of the most amazing things in many countries is how people address each other. If you are walking in Hungary, don’t be angry if someone addresses you as a “cabbage” or “small insect.” They are not trying to mock you, these words are actually a compliment there. In many countries, their “compliments” might seem very weird. For example, in China, saying “diving fish, swooping geese” is a way to say someone is beautiful. People in Poland use the word “breadcrumb,” and in Japan, “egg with eyes” is also a term for an attractive person, making reference to their oval-shaped face.

And it’s not because they don’t want to accept a gift, it’s just their way of expressing modesty and good manners. By the way, in China, you can gift people with anything except for sharp objects, like knives (they are signs of the end of a relationship), watches (it is believed that watches mark the end of life), and handkerchiefs (which are a superstition connected with crying at funerals).

6. In Hungary, “cabbage” is a compliment, and in China “goose” is a sign of admiration.

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