Jump to content

Welcome to [ iT ] Forums
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Cộng đồng Âm nhạc Việt Nam

Hình ảnh

What Never to Say in English

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1
FangLan

FangLan

    Trình độ A CSTH

  • VIP
  • PipPip
  • 197 Bài Viết:
You've put on weight.
Avoid pointing out that someone is fat or making any comments about weight, unless you're trying to be rude. This is often a sensitive issue, and remarks such as "You're getting fat" are incredibly insulting.
Oh you're pregnant!
Unless it's really obvious, make it a point not to bring this up. If you happen to be mistaken, you have managed to let out a big insult. See above.
Is this your daughter?
Well, what if she happens to be his girlfriend? Avoid assuming relationships and instead wait to be introduced, or be bold and introduce yourself.
Your sister is so much prettier than you.
While this may seem like a harmless comment in some cultures, it can hurt the feelings of the person you're talking to. Instead, leave out the comparisons and just mention that their sister is pretty.
That color doesn't suit you.
Negative talk about appearances may ruin someone's evening – especially if they've spent a lot on their outfit. Try making someone's day, instead, by complimenting them on an article of clothing or an accessory you do like!
How much money do you make?
While this isn't insulting, it's too personal and can leave someone in an awkward position. It's not customary in many places to talk about money or salary.
You look sick.
Said bluntly, this can definitely be insulting. If someone really does look like they're not feeling well, you can ask, "Are you feeling ok?"
How old are you?
Age is a sensitive issue for many, and quite a few people are unwilling to reveal theirs. Stay away from asking this question – unless you're chatting with a 6-year-old. They're always happy to share their age!
The overall message is don't get too personal or be too negative. In social situations, and even all the time, it's wise to follow the instructions of a popular English proverb: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."






Perfumista - Thong tin nuoc hoa

Stars Counter Game

Balloon vs. Thorns

MU Phuc Hung

Làm Việc Tài Nhà

Mu Da Nang

Tuyển Nhân Viên Bán Hàng

Tư vấn sức khỏe trực tuyến

Close [X]