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57일차. ♣ Unit 4. Business communication - LESSON 3. COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES [Cultural tendencies]

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57일차. ♣ Unit 4. Business communication - LESSON 3. COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES [Cultural tendencies]

※ Explaining cultural tendencies

*When talking about a people or culture, you can make what you say less direct by using phrases like these.

We tend to avoid conflict in my culture.

We have a tendency to think first and talk later.

People here have a way of speaking with their hands.

Some people are apt to be offended by that.

• apt /æpt/

adjective

2-likely or tending naturally to do something

: 잘 …하는, …하는 경향이 있는

*apt to be…

*apt to do something

e.g.)

apt to be forgetful / careless

                               잘 잊어먹는/원래 조심성이 없는

Babies are apt to put objects into their mouths.

                               아기들은 입에 뭘 잘 집어넣는다.

 

3-a person who has a natural ability to learn and understand

: (…에 대해) 소질을 타고난 사람

*apt pupil /ˈpjuːpl/

 

 

 

We have a tendency to avoid conflict.

He is apt to get upset if people are too critical.

She has a way of speaking with her hands

He tends to be quite direct.

 

 

 

I guess my point is that it's important to be sensitive to the culture you're working in. You don't have to be perfect, but a little understanding goes a long way!

• go a long way

1-(of money, food, etc.) to last a long time - 옥스포드

-(idiomatic) To be adequate or helpful for a significant amount of time. - 윅셔너리

: (돈·식품 등이) 오래가다[오래 지속되다]

e.g.)

She seems to make her money go a long way.

                               그녀는 돈을 아주 오래가게 쓰는 것 같다.

A small amount of this paint goes a long way (= covers a large area).

                               이 페인트는 적은 양으로도 많이 바를 수 있다.

(ironic 반어적) I find that a little of Jerry's company can go a long way (= I quickly get tired of being with him).

                               난 제리와 함께 있으면 오래 못 간다[곧 싫증이 난다].

This new law will go a long way in addressing this issue.

Thank you for your generous donation; I'm sure it will go a long way.

 

2-(idiomatic) To achieve considerable success. - 윅셔너리 (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/go_a_long_way)

e.g.)

All parents hope that their children will go a long way in their lives.

The moment I met him I knew he would go a long way

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