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How to say ”Happy Birthday” in different languages

Chinese – 生日快乐 – Shēngrì kuàilè German – Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag Japanese – お誕生日おめでとうございます – Otanjōbiomedetōgozaimasu Dutch – gelukkige verjaardag Arabic – عيد ميلاد سعيد Czech – všechno nejlepší k narozeninám Greek – χαρούμενα γενέθλια – charoúmena genéthlia Finnish – Hyvää syntymäpäivää Turkish – Mutlu yıllar French – joyeux anniversaire Hebrew – יום הולדת שמח Polish – z okazji urodzin Hindi – जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएँ – Janmadina kī śubhakāmanā’ēm Russian …

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Popular Children’s Literature of Italy

–          Aesop’s Fables (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics): (Author- Aesop, Pat Stewart) Ages 4 to 8 –          The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet: (Author- Carlo Collodi, Iassen Ghiuselev)  Ages 9 to 12 –          Pompeii: (Author- Peter Connolly) Ages 9 to 12 –          The Buried City of Pompeii: What It Was Like When Vesuvius …

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Conflict in Mixed Families and Conflict Resolution with Foreign Partners

How to deal with conflict in mixed marriages •Don’t give examples from your own country •Apologize even if it means you’ll lose the face •Never use generalizations about his/her country/culture/family even if he/she previously accepted that (e.g. we,…s usually are not punctual) •Don’t touch and don’t get so close, different cultures have different use of proximity •Check …

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Czech Customs and Culture

–          Do not go to someone else’s home without bringing flowers, or a sweet treat –          You are expected to remove your shoes upon visiting someone’s home, most homes will have slippers for you –          Czech culture means less private space, culturally, they are a lot closer than Western civilization –          They seldom call people …

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How to say ”Nice to meet you” in different languages

Finnish – Hauska tutustua Danish – Rart at møde dig Hebrew  – נחמד לפגוש אותך Dutch – leuk je te ontmoeten French – Ravie de vous rencontrer Turkish – Tanıştığımıza memnun oldum Arabic – نيس لمقابلتك Czech – Těší mě Chinese – 很高兴认识你 – Hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ Italian – piacere di conoscerti Polish – miło cię poznać Bulgarian – khubavo e da se zapoznaem – хубаво е да …

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Problems Children Face in Mixed Families: Intermarrying and Children

•Children do not really know their grandparents ancestors. •Family members, such as grandparents and cousins, are not able to communicate well with the children (TCK). •One side of the  family does not celebrate  host culture’s holidays and observe its traditions. •One side of the family has to explain jokes and/or ask for them to be …

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Age 1 and Beyond, Popular French Children’s Books

Ages 1 to 4: –          Adele la sauterelle –          Adrien le Lapin –          Benjamin le lutin –          Camille la Chenille –          Cesar le lizard Ages 5 to 8: –          Caroline a la ferme (Probst, Pierre) –          Babar a la fete de Celesteville (Author: Brunhoff, Jean De) –          Les amis de Martine a la maison (Author: …

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Common Czech Cuisines

The traditional Czech cuisine consists of roast pork, with sour kraut and dumplings. Some popular foods all have the same sides, like soups, potatoes, and more. While the Czech Republic has recently turned the cuisine over to a healthier menu, one cannot forget what meals make the Czech cuisines memorable. Popular soups: potato, garlic, and …

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Persian Customs and Etiquette

Persian Customs and Etiquette                   Iranians protest compliments and attempt to appear vulnerable in public. They will belittle their own accomplishments in an attempt to appear humble, although other Iranians understand that this is merely courtesy and do not take the words at face value. When they are in public, they must conform to accepted modes …

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