Comparetive cultures

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Jul 15, 2008 22:34
Every Tuesday I have applied linguistics class.
Today's topic is comparetive cultures.
We compare Japan with America.

Japanese is modesty.It's old habit.
So we have a lot of word about honorific.
Sometimes It's difficult for me...
On the other hand, American is equal basis.

For example, when I say to my friend "good bye",
Japanese sometimes say "Ganbatte". Maybe in english"keep trying".
That's why we think keep trying is good things.
But American say "take it easy".They think relax is good.

Comparetive culture makes people think different.
What do you think of it?I think it's so surprising and interesting!