Different meanings of body language in many cultures.

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(starbucks)Han Sun Joo
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Different meanings of body language in many cultures.

Post by (starbucks)Han Sun Joo » Mon May 21, 2012 8:57 am

Body language has different meanings in each culture. So when we go to otehr country, we face the matter of misunderstanding. For example, OK gestrue means generally 'OK' or ' good'. But in Japan it means money and in France it means Zero. In addition, in Brazil and Latin American Countries it means sexual temptation.
So... I want to suggest the topic about these situation. What is the another example like these body language?

starbucks-Leekyuik
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Re: Different meanings of body language in many cultures.

Post by starbucks-Leekyuik » Mon May 21, 2012 4:39 pm

I know a one gesture like you mentioned on your post.
The hand gesture that we do when taking a picture or sing of victory is an insult to Greece people

(apple)Nam Jeonggeun
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Re: Different meanings of body language in many cultures.

Post by (apple)Nam Jeonggeun » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:37 pm

I also know some examples about that. You may see two men walk hand in hand or with an arm around another's shoulder. It is a sign of friendship in China. However, Americans strongly disapprove it.The situation is regarded as homosexual in American culture. And If a Chinese, attempting to show his friendliness, stands to close to an American, the American will step back, wanting to keep a certain distance. This is because America belongs non-touching cultures. They like to keep about 30 inches apart from one another, which is considered their personal" comfort zone".

(apple)Joohoyoung
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Re: Different meanings of body language in many cultures.

Post by (apple)Joohoyoung » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:54 am

Guess what?
In Middle East, raising thumbs up is a very bad gesture,
even though it means good in many countries :D

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