Lost in Translation: Cracking Hidden Cultural Codes
August 22, 2017
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Have you ever found yourself “lost in translation” when speaking across cultures?
“Hi! How are you?” Translation: Greetings
Recently, a German friend posted: “What Germans probably confuse the most is that ‘How are you?’ really just means ‘Hello’ in the U.S. and doesn’t actually mean the person is interested in how you are doing.”
Her statement reminded me of the time I passed a Middle Eastern student in the hall and said, “Hi!Continue Reading