Cultural Norms in Spain Flashcards

Cultural Norms in Spain Flashcards
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Identify the circumstance under which a kiss on each cheek is used in Spain.
When greeting others, some Spaniards exchange kisses on the cheek. This is most frequently used between women or groups of mixed genders.
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Translate the following into Spanish: you (both formal and informal)
Use usted for more formal situations, like speaking with a coworker. Use for informal conversations with friends or family.
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Identify what type of language individuals in Spain may use to express strong feelings about something, a feeling of surprise, or even admiration.
They may swear or curse. In Spain, hearing a colleague swear should not be considered offensive. However, as a foreigner, you should avoid using foul language.
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Although there are many countries around the world that are populated by individuals that speak Spanish, none are as unique as Spain. If you are planning to travel abroad or conduct business with a Spaniard, it is very important to understand cultural norms and values. These flashcards will provide a foundational understanding of both social and business scenarios and the best way to respond within the Spanish culture. Covering topics ranging from greetings to dress code, prepare to take your knowledge of culture in Spain to a new level.

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Identify what type of language individuals in Spain may use to express strong feelings about something, a feeling of surprise, or even admiration.
They may swear or curse. In Spain, hearing a colleague swear should not be considered offensive. However, as a foreigner, you should avoid using foul language.
Translate the following into Spanish: you (both formal and informal)
Use usted for more formal situations, like speaking with a coworker. Use for informal conversations with friends or family.
Identify the circumstance under which a kiss on each cheek is used in Spain.
When greeting others, some Spaniards exchange kisses on the cheek. This is most frequently used between women or groups of mixed genders.
Describe how to respond in situations where you do not like a cultural aspect or food that is typical of life in Spain.
It is pertinent to keep these things to yourself. Avoid controversial or culturally sensitive topics.
Describe the most culturally sensitive way to handle a situation in which a manager or boss has made an error.
It is recommended that you just overlook the error. Calling out mistakes can be considered combative.
Describe the best way to acclimate yourself to a business meeting in Spain.
It is crucial to sit back, observe, and listen. Do not be hasty in offering suggestions or correcting mistakes.
Describe the suggested dress code for a business meeting in Spain.
Business meetings and dealings call for professional, more formal clothing. A business suit, dress, or other formal attire is recommended.

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