And in China, there has many taboos in numbers, too. Not the number 13, it has no special meaning in China. The special one is the number
  4. It has the same meaning with 13 in western countries, but different reason. The number 4 means bad things just because the number 4 has the same sound with the word death in Chinese. (
  4) So that’s the taboo in numbers. And there are many taboos in colors, too. For instance, the color blue in western countries. Blue has the meaning of pureness in China, but melancholy in western countries. Sometimes it means violence. Another special color is red. In western countries red means blood, violence and dictatorship. When we go out to another country, we shall pay attention to these colors in western countries. (
  5) And in China, there has many taboos in colors, too. Such as the color black and green. The color black is used in the funeral ceremony. It has the meaning of death, so people in China will not want to see it in some special days. The interesting one in China is the color green. When people call some one as a green hat, it means the man’s wife commit adultery with another person. So we shall not give a green hat as a gift to a person in China. Because it’s a taboo. (
  1) Wonderful explain! I learn so much from that. But the range seems a little wide. When we in different countries we should focus on different taboos. Not all the western countries has the same taboos, it has something special in some special countries. Well, when we arrive at a special country and we don’t know their taboos, how do we avoid them? (
  2) Good question! In my opinion, you should do some prepare work on the country which you want to go. It’s better to find a friend in that country to tell you something about their taboos. You can also use the Internet to find the article about the taboos in that country and learn from that. Then, you can avoid them in a special country. (
  3) Well, prepare work is important, and your behavior in a strange place is important, too. When you arrive at a strange country, you’d better use the formal word in your conversation. It’s better not to learn dialect from indigene, because there has so many taboos in these dialects. Work more and talk less will avoid to break taboos. (
  4) I don’t think work more and talk less is a good idea when you go to another country. The purpose of go abroad is that we want learn some different things in that country. If we don’t talk more, we will lose more about the culture and taboos. In my opinion, we should do everything same as we do that in our own country. When we break their taboos, we should do apologize, and learn that. Then, we will never break them again. (
  5) I agree with you. And there is another important thing is that we should pay attention to the way of apologize. Because when you do apologize to them, that will break another taboo, too. In my opinion, when we break the taboo, we shall work more and talk less. In other case, we should do e
 

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