Culture Essay

by May anne ravis

Some people think that a person can never understand a culture of the country unless they speak the language.

Do you agree with this opinion?

Understanding one's culture is a significant issue nowadays. Making headway with this especially the pressure of modern life, some are convinced that speaking the language is the way to learn the culture. Language is pivotal, but I believed that there are more significant things that a people can bear in mind when adapting the culture.

Language is important for us to live comfortably especially to a non-English country. It is very hard to start your life if you can't even understand what they are talking about. For instance, buying at the store whereas some have their own alphabets also and you cannot understand even just single letter. Another example is if you want to ask some directions and you don't know what they are saying because they are using body language too. However, there are many more ways which I think can help people more to know the culture.

Moreover, there are conservative countries where you need to cover your hair as well as your skin and you are required to wear abaya which is a black long dress along with a black veil-like head garment. In addition, you also need to follow some religious aspects like prayer times which is 4 times daily. All stores are closed during these times. However, there are also things you need to avoid when it comes to socialization. A single lady is not allowed to go put and to have fun with a single man. It is only permitted if you are accompanied by a couple and you are ready to present some proof of relations whenever you came across with some police. Pork is not allowed in this country.

In conclusion, language is not the only way to learn a culture but there are more important things like following rules and regulations when it comes to clothing, socializing, religion and food.


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