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Q: What's the typically different between Chinese and American?

I'm curious about this question. Hope someone can give me the answer.smiley

8 years 14 weeks ago in  Culture - Shanghai

 
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Nationality.

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culture

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Far too many Americans lack any sweet chopstick skills.  

Beyond that they are basically the same, right?

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7 Inches

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China is all Chinese people and culture (with a handfull of crazy expats like us).  America is collection of people and cultures from across the globe, so they are much more accepting of other cultures.  

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You could write a thousand books on all the differences. But my cultural difference of the day is that Americans don't really have an equivalent of 知道了 that doesn't come accross as horribly rude.

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Squatting vs. sitting

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Air conditioners that also work as heaters. But why?

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A couple (+) grand a month.

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A Chinese always wants to know your private information, such as your hometown, your age, your wage, if you are married or not, what your parents do and from... An American is rarely ever that nosy.

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Besides those listed above (loved the 7 inches one), one noticeable difference is when you drop something on the street.
A Chinese will bend at the knees to go down and pick it up.  An American will bend at the waist.

Shoe size.  Maybe related to the 7 inches.

Waist size.

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the most differents is liberte,egalite,fraternite.

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keep going.

 
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I think the most frustrating issue is personality, beliefs, and values.

Once you start getting into an actual relationship with a local person or maybe even open minded girl there are still alot of conflicting ideas.

(relating to my current relationship, I know my friends told me I need to set my frame right and hold strong to my own ideals and have the girl adjust but I just wanted things to work out, which leads to my current dilemma of two strong & stubborn people holding on to their own values....)

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