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Cultural communication issues?

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Cultural communication issues?

Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:08 am

Hello, I’m a business student going to study abroad soon and I had some questions regarding the experience in Peru for anybody who has either lived there or is currently living there.

I was wondering if there are any common communication blunders that occur between U.S. and Peruvian natives?
In addition to this, are there any ways to avoid these blunders?

 

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Re: Cultural communication issues?

Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:12 am

Hey Caballero37, I have just joined the community and this is my first post. I speak fluent Spanish so I have never had any issues when traveling to Peru and in fact I now practically reside here. However over the years I have met several expats and tourists and they have never had any problems communicating. I do know that the word catch is very close to a slur word in Peru but other than that I don’t foresee you making any real blunder. Wish you the best and hope Lima treats you as lovely as it has treated me over the years.

 

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