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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!...

"In Argentina it is best to avoid making negative comments about their political leaders, as people are very passionate about their politics. When greeting people, it is more common to kiss each other on the cheek twice instead of shaking hands. When visiting a home, it would be inappropriate to be very casual and take off your shoes. Instead, it is best to keep your shoes on and ask permission before entering. Argentines tend to be more formal in their dress and appearance and it is generally seen as disrespectful to dress too casually. As in many countries, it is important to be mindful of people’s personal space and to not stand too close. Avoid any public displays of affection and it is also not appropriate to blow your nose in public or burp loudly," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Argentina.

"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 wrong word!!! So be careful of translate app," commented one expat who made the move to Mendoza, Argentina.

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