Problems that await Russian people in the USA: the experience of immigrants - ForumDaily
The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

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.

Photo: Shutterstock

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.

On the subject: How the United States treats Russians: an immigrant has gathered the opinions of Americans about Russia and Putin

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.

On the subject: What Russian products can be bought in the USA and how much do they cost: personal experience

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

ForumDaily is not responsible for the content of blogs and may not share the views of the author. If you want to become the author of the column, send your materials to [email protected]

Read also on ForumDaily:

How to behave if a policeman stops you in the USA: advice from a Russian-speaking immigrant

Will higher education from the CIS countries come in handy in the USA: the experience of an immigrant

How do immigrants participate in the New York Census and why is it important

Russian-speaking biologist in the USA spoke about the most dangerous places during the epidemic

Our people Our in the USA Russians in the USA Immigration in the USA
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? — support us donate! Also subscribe to our page Facebook. Select the “Priority in display” option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram  and Instagram- there is a lot of interesting things there. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily New York — there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information about life in the metropolis. 

1077 requests in 1,236 seconds.