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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Madrid?

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We asked people in Madrid if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"It is important to be aware of the cultural norms in Madrid. It is considered rude to be late for social engagements, so it is important to arrive on time. It is also important to dress appropriately for the occasion, as dressing too casually or too formally can be seen as disrespectful. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local customs when it comes to dining etiquette, such as not eating with your hands or talking with your mouth full. Finally, it is important to be respectful of the local language and to avoid speaking English unless it is necessary," remarked another expat who made the move to Madrid, Spain.

"Thank God no! But my daughter, who is very polite, provoke a few laughs for using to much "please" and "thanks"," explained one expat living in Madrid, Spain.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Madrid?

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