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International social skills

3.9
(12 votes)
7 questions
English
The gestures that you use in your country often exist in other countries, but sometimes they can have very different meanings. Find out if you are ready to travel abroad by doing our quiz on international gestures.
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You should sniff rather than blow your nose in

Japan

France

Russia

62% got this right

In Japan, blowing your nose in public is considered rude, while sniffing is more acceptable.
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If you raise your eyebrow in Turkey, people will understand that you mean

"no"

"I'm confused"

"yes"

Hard  29% got this right

In Turkey, raising your eyebrow translates to "no" or a sign of disagreement.
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Where will people get angry if you cross your fingers for good luck?

Vietnam

Ireland

New Zealand

Hard  31% got this right

In Vietnam crossed fingers can be seen as a rude way to refuse someone.
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If someone says "yes" with the gesture in Baulgaria, they will

Shake their head

Nod their head

Shrug their shoulders

45% got this right

If someone says "da" (dah) and shakes their head from side to side in Bulgaria, they are actually saying yes.
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People in Indonesia will feel you are rude if you

Point at people

Lick your lips

Scratch your head

66% got this right

Pointing with your index finger: It's better to point with your thumb or open hand.
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It's perfectly polite to slurp noisily while drinking your tea in

Japan

Brazil

Canada

45% got this right

In Japan tea culture, slurping is actually encouraged! It helps aerate the tea and allows you to experience
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Giving a thumb-up is considered childish in

Thailand

Australia

Italy

36% got this right

Giving a thumb-up is considered childish in Thailand. It's always best to err on the side of caution