Author: britteacher

Which is bigger, the language or culture gap? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-7-26 15:31:24 |Display all floors

language is only a part of cultures

Of course culture is the main gap.  But when we say culture, we cann't avoid using the language.
And if you want to know more about the culture,you should know the language.

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Post time 2010-7-26 15:43:43 |Display all floors
cultural gap is the widest, but that gap mostly exists between social groups rather than between countries. A Chinese investment banker probably faces a much smaler cultural gap with a European investment banker than with a Chinese farmer.

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Post time 2010-7-26 19:20:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by smile_elle at 2010-7-24 19:43
language is an indispensible part of culture ,culture embraces values beliefs religions and thinking patterns and language is a carrier of all these ingredients. therefore culture gap is wider than ...


life style, living style , eating , habbit,  thinking , education. talking. manner ....

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Post time 2010-7-27 00:43:15 |Display all floors

Language

I think the largest gap is language. Unfortunately, most westerners don't see the need to learn Chinese or any language for that matter because English seems to be so universal.
It's not the same for culture though, there is a lot that west can and is willing to learn from the east...there's an ever increasing love affair with eastern cultures I think.

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Post time 2010-7-27 08:30:48 |Display all floors
Of course it is the culture gap that is bigger.
Language is just a carrier to express your thoughts and the culture, will affect your thoughts

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Post time 2010-7-27 09:37:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by britteacher at 2010-6-27 14:59
What's the bigger gap between East and West? Language or culture? People are always talking about learning English and language knowledge is very important but is it more important than knowledge o ...


The truth is not everyone should speak english very well.
For most  english learners in china, their task is the knowledge on the book .of course ,culture is also important,but how about to learn culture if people don't know the language.Learning culture is a very good way to help peolpe understand the language.
and i don't think culture learning is as simple as language learning.culture is too big ,nobody can totally understand a different country's custom.

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Post time 2010-7-27 12:02:09 |Display all floors
culture is as equal as language,because culture reflects language while language expresses culture.

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