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Problems that await Russian people in the United States: the experience of immigrants

Almost all Russian people who left for work or other reasons in the United States talk about the same problems. And to avoid them is almost impossible, since life in the United States is far from our mentality. The author of the channel talks about this. Made in USA on Yandex Zen.

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Practice shows that even after several years of living in the United States, many Russians still cannot come to an understanding of certain points. And almost everyone admits that this greatly complicates their lives. Although Russian-born in the United States, or those who came here in childhood, such problems are not observed.

How many degrees outside?

America is a large country with most climate zones represented. Texas is warm even in winter, but Florida is truly tropical. At the same time, somewhere in Minneapolis there could be quite Siberian frosts. So the weather forecast is very important, and without knowing about the temperature, it is not recommended to leave the house.

And here the real problems begin for the Russian people - the Fahrenheit scale. It can completely confuse a person, since 0 degrees Celsius is 32 Fahrenheit, but 10 degrees in our opinion will be as much as 50 for Americans. As a result, many people often dress either too warmly or not warmly enough.

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Infinite Pounds and Gallons

Continuing the conversation about a strange American system of measures that annoys Russians, we will be transported to the average store. In search of milk we will find there a huge bottle per gallon, which equals 3,78 liters. Not 3,7 or 3,8, but three, to him, seventy-eight! Anyway, who needs so much milk?

Russians are even more infuriated by pounds, in which everything in the United States is measured instead of kilograms. But 1 pound is 0,45 kilograms, so the packs we are used to are half the size. Many people noticed that they bought less than they needed, simply not noticing the unit of measurement. And this is not to mention the fact that taxes are not included in the price indicated on the price tag, and you also have to pay more at the checkout.

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American "hypocrisy"

No, in our highly competitive times, “man is a wolf” almost always. Betrayal can be expected even from friends and relatives, not to mention work colleagues who dream of screwing you over or neighbors who say nasty things about you behind your back.

But if in Russia this is perceived negatively, then in the United States, according to Russians, such behavior is normal for people. Most likely, what confuses Russians is that Americans always smile at everyone. And for our person, such a smile becomes a hint of affection, although in most cases this is not the case. In general - typical disappointed expectations.

Original column published on the blog. Made in USA on Yandex Zen

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