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Nov 17, 2010 19:09
Today, I’m going to write return comments about corrections and comments on a previous entry.
For people who don’t know about the entry, you can read the below link.

http://lang-8.com/183044/journals/694640/About-Cultural-Differences-2

Ying
Thank you for the corrections.

>Although this person's reasoning is flawed, it's easily to relate to him.

I should have mention about Korean culture before you corrected this entry.
In Korean, they have to put shoes with the toes pointing inside the house and it’s very rude to arrange their shoes with the toes pointing at the door.
So, both Japanese and Korean are easy to mistake about the shoes culture each other.
He should have asked Japanese about it unless just complaining about it.


Jonadab
Thank you for the corrections and explanations.

>The phrase "entrance door" is redundant. A door is an entrance, by definition.

I was trying to translate “玄関のドア” into English.
I wanted to write it specifically.
Shoes’ toes have to be pointed at the outside door in Japan. On the other hand, shoes’ toes have to be pointed inside the house in Korea which means they usually don’t need to arrange shoes. Do you know what I mean?

When I stayed at a B&B in New Zealand, the hosts were taking their shoes off inside the house.
I asked them if I should take my shoes off, too.
Then, they said that it doesn’t matter and it depends on me.
The B&B was near the beach and they didn’t like guests to carry sands inside the house.
They asked me to wash my feet carefully after walking along the beach with bare feet.

Alex
Thank you for your comments.

>It's important to respect and accept other people's culture. I think being very open >minded is key to being happy in life.

Yes, I agree with you.
I think it’s not easy to adapt new culture at first, though.

Choonagi
Thank you for the corrections.

>I read the example on the Internet years ago.
>I read the following example on the internet a few years ago:
I thought that “a few years ago” means “about 2 or 3 years ago” and “years ago” means more than 2 or 3 years.
How should I distinguish them?
I’d appreciate it if you could explain it to me.


I was confused about “sequence of tense” while writing this entry.
Help me.....!