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

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We asked people in Argentina 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 cultural differences when visiting Argentina. It is considered rude to be late for appointments or social engagements, so it is important to be punctual. It is also important to dress conservatively, especially when visiting religious sites. Avoid discussing politics or religion in public, as these topics can be sensitive. It is also important to be respectful of local customs and traditions, and to be aware of the local language. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local tipping etiquette, as it can vary from place to place," said a member in Argentina.

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"I used translate for I would like to hook up with you...i.e. Meet with you. I needed the word hook up. When I used it, my friend said who do you want to [email protected] wrong word!!! So be careful of translate app," remarked another expat who made the move to Mendoza, Argentina.

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