American culture vs vietnamese culture essay


Vietnam is located in the marine center. This is one of the main reasons for making Viet Nam tiếp thị liên kết with other countries easily. However, the differences still last. Understanding them is a very important thing. It helps us to avoid cultural shocks. Following is the các mục of basic differences between Western culture and eastern culture as well as Vietnamese culture.

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1. How lớn show love?

The Western: Males and females can hold hands or kiss each other in public places. This is very ordinary for surrounding people và nobody notices that. Close friends can kiss on cheeks or kiss lightly on the lips. A couple can also kiss in front of their children.

The Vietnamese: People rarely see male and female kissing each other in public places. If they did so, other people would stare at them. For a male and a female, touching bodies with each other is limited, even closest friends. People think that it results in both of the friends love each other. Parents do not also kiss each other in front of their children. They bởi not also kiss their old children. However, they love & are faithful to lớn each other.

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2. How lớn celebrate parties and festivals?

The Western: Christmas và the lunar new year are the most important celebrations in a year. Families usually go on a holiday far from home or only gather around together lớn eat & drink. For Western people, birthdays & weddings are the most important occasions in life. These days, connected people gather khổng lồ sing, dance, offer gifts and have a snack party. On wedding days, the Western people usually organize a snack party. They seldom receive lucky money.

The Vietnamese:

The lunar new year holiday or Tet is the most important festival in a year. A few years before Tet, Vietnamese families clean and decorate their houses. During Tet holiday, they enjoy special foods for Tet such as square sticky rice cakes, dried fruits. Family members who live apart gather và celebrate Tet together. In Vietnam, death anniversary is celebrated more solemnly than a birthday party.

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On these occasions, relatives gather and enjoy meals together. They cốt truyện memories và stories about the dead and his good characters. The wedding ceremony is very finical, including many sections. There are usually two main ceremonies: engaging và wedding. When getting engaged, the groom’s family brings the gold và trays of fruits, cakes, wine, tea to lớn the bride’s family khổng lồ ask for a wedding. At the wedding, the groom’s family go khổng lồ the bride’s family to lớn receive the bride. The people who participate in the wedding các buổi party have to give the couple lucky money.

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3. How to lớn eat & drink?

The Western: The Western people, don’t spend too much time cooking. They usually buy some food for the week because they are busy at work. Most of them are Christians, so they pray before eating. The food doesn’t have a lot of condiments. Knives, spoons, forks are things that are usually on the table. Most of the foods are dry & cold. The dishes are eaten using plates và spoons. Western people only have dinner as the main meal, families gather around the dining table. Foods are divided equally to every family member. & they don’t cause rustles while eating. Popular foods show Southeastern Asias cuisine culture.

The Vietnamese: Vietnamese people usually buy products at traditional markets or supermarkets daily. Therefore, they always eat fresh foods. Cooks have khổng lồ spend so much time on processing because the food has a lot of condiments. It is usually acrid và hot. This is a common characteristic of Southeastern Asia và Northeastern Asia. Vietnamese people usually eat with chopsticks. Spoons và food are put in plates & large bowls & the same a tray. This shows the community culture of Vietnamese people having thousands of years before. Before eating, the young have khổng lồ invite the old. The young aren’t eat until the old do. When eating people usually cause rustles because the foods are acrid và hot.

4. How khổng lồ greet?

The Western: Western people usually greet somebody with joined hands. Females can also do, too. This shows equality between males & females. Close friends can kiss on cheeks or kiss on lips slightly. They wave hands khổng lồ greet the others even the older. And clapping on the back slightly to lớn connected people is normal.

The Vietnamese: Male & female are rarely seen join hands with each other. The young don’t active in joining hands the old but wait for this kích hoạt from them. When joining hands they only hold rather enough and not too long, using both hands and bend the head slightly. Women don’t usually join hands with each other. Friends never give kisses khổng lồ each other. The old can kiss young children. They can wave hands to gọi young children and friends can also bởi so. Clapping on the back slightly is only agreed for close friends. When going into the house of a Vietnamese family, you have khổng lồ greet the oldest first, then greet from the old to the young.

Those are only some of the most basic differences in the spirit, feeling, eating & drinking, greeting between Vietnamese và the Western people. Besides, there are many other differences. Understanding much about differences between Western culture and the Vietnamese culture helps us have many friends.

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