Some things in British life might surprise you. Sophia explains some unusual and interesting customs!

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Do you do any of the things Sophia mentions? What things in your country might be surprising to foreigners?

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Ksenia01 9 May, 2022 - 19:34

Like in Britain, many Russians drink tea on a daily basis and love queuing. I've seen in movies that in other countries, especially in the US, people don't take off their shoes at home. In Russia people wear slippers or nothing at all and walking around the house with your shoes on is unacceptable.

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czech_girl 3 April, 2022 - 14:57

Slaughtering a pig is a typical Czech tradicion. If you have a pig at your homesteade, you invite butcher and a lot of friends or family and actually, there is a whole festivity centered around slaughtering the pig.

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Andrii 22 November, 2021 - 21:33

In Ukraine, as in Britain, we have queuing. But I've never heard or seen no queues in other countries. Maybe, it depends on a place, like, if it's a public place, there should be queues, but if it's a nonpublic place and there are many people, there can be no queuing. In Ukraine, we have a weird thing, that if it's cold, for example in winter, we put our hands in coat pockets, to keep them warm (I don't really know if it's only a Ukrainian habit or people also do it in other countries).

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Kostantinus 23 March, 2021 - 08:23

Ukrainians also like drinking tea and queuing. I think queuing is about respecting other people.

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AnnieIce 7 March, 2020 - 19:16

Well many of the things that Britain do we do as well. We are albanians and drink tea everyday, love queeing and many things she mentioned except for the car, money and the seperated taps

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GillyAustin2 14 December, 2018 - 13:18

In Vietnam people usually cut the line when they can't stay anymore. If you see someone have more things than you, you'll cut the line at the same time you grumble them.

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DeivedVillalba 13 November, 2018 - 17:50

From colombian people the most of the cases we celebrate with a party an we are very happy all the moment.

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juancamiloorjuela 13 November, 2018 - 17:38

In colombia, we put rice to everything, we eat soup, with spagettis, and whatever we found in our houses

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hermione123 4 March, 2021 - 08:46

well, i'm from indonesia. and, here people usually eat rice, so they also eat rice with soup and sometimes steak. but i guess it also depends on the person who eats it. some people eat steak with rice and others don't. here, if i'm not mistaken, there is a saying that in english will mean: you haven't eaten when you haven't eaten rice. that's mean if you haven't eaten rice, you can't say that you have eaten. anyway, i haven't seen someone eat rice with spagettis here.

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Cecil 14 October, 2018 - 20:53

In Mexico is normal to have two separate hot and cold water taps too and also if you put in front of someone in the queue line people will be really upset and they can even shout at you so it´s not a nice thing to do, you need to wait your turn because they were there before you and they are also waiting.

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