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文化警察24時(7) 笑顔は国境を越えない…!?(ロシア・ニュージーランド)

文化警察24時(7) 笑顔は国境を越えない…!?(ロシア・ニュージーランド)

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(初級)Culture Cops (7): In New Zealand, featuring Russian culture


Val: Yes, sir. How can I help you?

M: Everyone keeps smiling at me! It’s so rude! I’m scared…

Val: Oh… you’re not from New Zealand, are you?

M: No, I’m from Russia. But I’m here in Auckland on vacation. I thought people from New Zealand were supposed to be really nice, but everyone keeps laughing at me and smiling!

Val: Well, have no fear: Officer Val is here! You see young one: here in New Zealand and in a lot of other places around the world, smiling at a stranger is just another way of saying “hello.” I understand that in Russia it’s very rude to smile at strangers. However, different countries have different cultures. We New Zealan