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What is the non-literal meaning of the book title “Kom hier dat ik u kus”? [closed]

There's this book called "Kom hier dat ik u kus" by Griet Op de Beeck. The title's literal meaning seems to be "Come here so that I may kiss you". I haven't read the book (nor can I with my poor ...
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Is not saying good morning and jumping straight to instructions considered normal in Poland? [closed]

I am living with some Polish roommates (not actually in Poland but Indonesia) and recently I went to bed ill. In the morning I ran into one, he knew I was sick and he did not ask anything to inform ...
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Negotiating new car prices in Spain [closed]

I used to sell cars in the US, where it is normal for car buyers to negotiate final sale price of the vehicle, even on a new car. I'm looking to purchase a new vehicle in Spain. Is it normal/...
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How to learn and adjust to Indian English, as someone who's used to British English?

I'm a Brit, currently in India. While a lot of the people I meet speak at least some English, and others speak fluent English, there are definitely times when it feels we're divided by a common ...
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How do I deal with cultural differences? [closed]

Growing up between 3 countries I often found myself in difficult situations, caused by local cultural tolerances to racisms, slang that means different words, hand gestures that offend people in one ...
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How to make new immigrants culturally sensitive to the American way?

In the USA, I have worked with a lot of people from Asian countries. Most of them somehow assume, amongst many other things, that most American societies encourage free sex. What are some of the ways ...