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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 in which most climatic zones are represented. Texas is warm even in winter, but Florida has real tropics. At the same time, somewhere in Minneapolis there may be quite a Siberian frost. So the weather forecast is very important, and without knowing the temperature, leaving the house is not recommended.

And here for a Russian person real problems begin - the Fahrenheit scale. It can completely confuse a person, since 0 degrees Celsius is 32 Fahrenheit, but 10 heat in our opinion will be as much as 50 for Americans. As a result, many 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?

Even more Russians are pounding pounds in which everything in the USA is measured instead of kilograms. But 1 pound is 0,45 kilograms, so the usual bundles are half as much. Many noticed that they bought less than necessary, just not noticing the unit. And this is not to mention that taxes are not included in the price indicated on the price tag, and it is also necessary to overpay at the cash register.

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American "hypocrisy"

No, in our highly competitive time “man to man is a wolf” almost always. Betrayal can be expected even from friends with relatives, not to mention the colleagues who dream of sitting up for work or who speak nasty things to your neighbors.

But if in Russia this is perceived negatively, then in the USA, according to the Russians, for people such behavior is in the order of things. Most likely, the Russians are confused by the fact that Americans always smile at everyone. And for our person, such a smile becomes a hint of location, although in most cases this is not so. In general - typical deceived expectations.

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

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