The Philippines has a habit of being misunderstood by foreigners, and if you don’t know it, it can be embarrassing

2022-06-01 0 By

Every country has its own national habits.By doing more research before traveling and learning about the unique life and communication habits of the local people, you can avoid a lot of trouble and misunderstanding and make your travel more smooth.Here are some of the habits of Filipino life and communication that will make your trip to the Philippines more smooth.While saying “NO” is everyone’s right, Filipinos are very resistant to saying it to others.They avoid saying “no” in their daily lives.When it’s really necessary to say no, “maybe” or “try” are often used instead.If you send an invitation to a Filipino and he says something like, “I’ll try,” he probably won’t show up.In the Philippines, you need to judge the subtext based on the tone and attitude of the other person.After a while, you’ll know what he’s saying doesn’t mean he’s reconsidering, but that he’s already said “NO.”When you’re in a foreign country, it’s always the case that you can’t find your destination with a map in your hand. The quickest way to do this is to ask the locals.If passers-by in the Philippines purr their lips when you ask for directions or where an item is, don’t mistake it for reluctance to help you.On the other hand, as hospitable Filipinos, they will always pout when visitors come to visit. Pout is just a way to point you in the direction of their pout so you can see where you are going or what you are looking for.Don’t get the wrong idea that they are not happy, or are playing a bully at you.The Philippines habit: Spoon with fork China’s dining tools are often chopsticks and spoon, the fork is not used.In western countries, knives and forks are used. If they need a spoon, it is usually for dessert or soup.Filipinos, on the other hand, eat with a spoon and fork.Filipinos eat with spoons unless they eat very strong meat.Filipinos also tend to eat rice, which is often scooped up with a spoon and pushed up with a fork.When you see a Filipino eating with a spoon and fork, don’t think he missed the cutlery. It’s just the way a native eats.In our culture, when someone does not speak with their mouth open, it is usually a sign of surprise.But in the Philippines it means something completely different.In the Philippines, keeping your mouth open during a conversation means “I didn’t hear you” or “I didn’t understand you”.Simply put, this is Filipino body language that means you don’t understand what you’re saying.When communicating with a Filipino, don’t be surprised why your speaker’s mouth falls wide open when you say something very common. They just don’t understand.The Philippines Habit: OK is not OK Although people in most countries interpret gestures that are more than “OK” as meaning “OK” or “OK”, the “OK” gesture in Philippine culture does not mean OK.In Filipino culture, the zero symbol made by the thumb and index finger mainly means money, which is quite different from the OK sign as we commonly understand it.In addition to these, the Philippines has other special ways of communication.For example, in a Filipino restaurant, hold your hands up and make a rectangle, and the staff will immediately know that you are asking for their bill.If you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, give yourself a few days to get to know the culture.In this way, it will be easier to integrate into the daily life of the Philippines and make my trip to the Philippines more relaxed.Click “Learn More” below to read more about the Philippines