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    Put it right

    לא קיימת פגישה בארבע עיניים בארה\"ב
    או באנגליה, קיימת פגישה
    one on one.
    כשאומרים לך
    \"we must get together sometime\"
    - אל תוציא יומן ותחפש תאריך.

    הבלוג שלי יעסוק באי הבנות שקורות לא אחת, בגלל פערים ושונויות בתרבות ובשפה, ויציע פתרונות

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    Avoiding minefields when making Small Talk

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    יום רביעי, 20/10/10, 17:09

    Missed the quiz in my last post? Here’s a chance to look at it again together with the answers and explanations of the best option for each situation. There are lots of tips to keep you safe when you are negotiatin...

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    Give your English a fine-tuning with this short quiz

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    יום שבת, 16/10/10, 22:10

    Many people enjoy testing their ability or knowledge by answering short quizzes.Here’s one to try in English.Decide which option best suits the situation described.1. You meet a colleague for the first time and you...

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    :Don't mention it": a polite response in English"

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    יום שלישי, 12/10/10, 00:16

    I hope at least some readers have been thinking about the question I raised at the end of my last post: What to say when we REALLY want to say “Thank you” in English? The answer isn’t easy. There are lo...

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    When we say 'thank you' in English, we're always being polite.

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    יום חמישי, 7/10/10, 23:57

    I suppose it's a mistake to assume that everyone would like to sound polite when they speak English.I've been told more than once by Hebrew Speakers of English (HSE) that "I am what I am and if people don't like what I s...

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    Saying “please” in English doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being polite

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    יום ראשון, 3/10/10, 14:34

    I ended my last post (Mind the Gap) by asking readers to consider what they thought it meant to be polite when speaking English. I hope some of you did that.BTW, I’d really like my blog to be interactive, so if you...

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    Mind the Gap

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    יום שלישי, 28/9/10, 11:01

    Hebrew speakers of English (HSE) are likely to interpret a ‘message’ in English in a way that may differ from the original intent. This is understandable because, as I wrote previously, the style of interacti...

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    Why Small Talk isn't dugri

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    יום שני, 20/9/10, 14:29

    In my last post, http://cafe.themarker.com/post/1772263, I said I’d explain why I think Hebrew Speakers of English (HSE) may not want to use an expression like “It’s been a while” when greeting s...

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    It's been a while

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    יום ראשון, 12/9/10, 16:37

    Yup. Sure has. Over two years without writing in my blog is in fact more than a while. There are a hundred and one reasons for the lapse, but I’ve made a New Year’s resolution to be more diligent, starting no...

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    Why your spell-checker can leave you with egg on your face

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    יום ראשון, 29/6/08, 03:31

    Egg on your face? A very graphic idiom meaning that you’ve done something stupid. If you have the remnants of breakfast on your chin, everyone will see it but it’s unlikely in an English speaking culture that anyone will mentio

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    Lost in Translation

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    יום רביעי, 18/6/08, 18:58

    Localisation should always be a concern for copy writers looking for that special something that will hit home: a name, a slogan, a picture, an image. There are well known examples of how a bad choice of any of these ca...

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    WILL IT BLEND? WILL IT FIT?

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    יום ראשון, 28/10/07, 23:20

    As we see on Youtube, almost anything will blend. But the same isn't true for language. Any expression doesn't always fit any situation. This holds true for non verbal language too. Only the other day my 9 year old grandso

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    Are you a space invader?

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    יום שישי , 14/9/07, 18:33

     In all of the situations below, there has been an invasion of space.   Can you tell why?  1. A guest at a dinner party abroad says: “It’s late. I think we should call it a day” 

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