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Differences Between Spain and the U.S.A.

Compliments, requests and feedback between cultures

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Traveling abroad is always an enlightening and eye opening experience. New foods, new sights and new people! But is everything always as expected in cross cultural interactions? ¡Vamos a ver!

*Making requests in Spain*

On the verge of rudeness

Straight to the point

*Making Requests in the U.S.*

'Please' and 'thank you' are a must

Pretty please with sugar on top!

Saying sorry has so many meanings

*Giving compliments in Spain*

Excessive to the point of being meaningless

*Giving compliments in the U.S.*

Less is more

Good job...How old am I?

*Receiving feedback in Spain*

Almost non-existent

So...are you telling me everything?

Say it to my face!

*Receiving feedback in the U.S.*

Whether asked for or not there is always feedback

To be honest....Just to let you know...

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