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中西文化差异Cultural Differences Between Chinese and Western

作者:zuowening 来源:互联网 时间:2013-10-06
As learning English as a necessary second language has become a popular trend in China, we need to know the cultural differences between Chinese and Western, in case we get confused when we study English. The cultures between those countries differ so much, I will show you in the following.

随着在中国学习英语作为一门二外语言成为了一种风尚,我们需要了解中国和西方国家语言的文化差异,以防我们学习英语的时候感到困惑。不同国家的文化有很大的不同,我会在下面展示给你看。

First, Americans express themselves directly, while Chinese act more euphemistically. We Chinese are humble all the time, when people get angry or unsatisfied, they trend to say nothing and ignore others. When Chinese people behave like this in front of a foreigner, he will have no idea what your mood is, he just treat you like nothing happen. So if we are unsatisfied with a foreigner, we just need to speak out, never hind emotions, cause they don’t appreciate it.

第一,美国人会直接表达意思,然而中国人会表现地委婉一点。我们中国人一直很谦虚,当人们生气或者不满意时,他们会不说话或者不理人。当中国人在老外面前这样做时,老外会不知道你的情绪,他们会以为没事发生。因此当我们对老外不满意时,我们要说出来,不要隐瞒情绪,因为他们不欣赏这样做。

Second, the value about things is different. We Chinese trend to worry tomorrow, while Americans trend to spend tomorrow’s money. Chinese people always worry tomorrow, this is tradition, so we will store money in case of disaster. Unlike Chinese, Americans believe that we should enjoy at this moment, tomorrow is another thing, so they embrace everything they have now, no clear plan for future.

第二,对于事物的看法也很不同。我们中国人倾向于担忧明天,然而美国人倾向于花明天的钱。中国人总是担忧明天,这是传统,所以我们会存钱以防灾难。不同中国人,美国人信奉享受现在,明天的事明天说,所以他们享受现在的一切,对于明天没有确切的计划。

The disparity of culture exists all the time, there is no judgement which one is better. We just need to know the difference, learn to understand each other, when one is inRome, do as the Romans do.

文化差异一直存在,不能判断说哪个对错,我们只需要了解不同,学着去理解彼此,所谓入乡随俗。