Learning something new will lessen the effects of culture shock. Studying a new language reduces the language barrier. Signing up for a local cooking class decreases loneliness. Exercising regularly in a class such as yoga or Zumba combats homesickness.
Hello and welcome to episode 194…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… culture shock
Be brave, Take risks, Nothing can substitute experience — Paulo Coelho
culture shock …a feeling of confusion, doubt or nervousness because of being in a country or social group that is different from your own
Driving on the left side of the road in London was confusing and made me nervous.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… culture shock
Driving on the left side of the road in London was a huge culture shock.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … culture shock
Moving from the country to the city was a real culture shock for my cousin.
International students often experience culture shock while studying abroad.
My first few years in Dubai was a bit of a culture shock.
Would you feel comfortable moving to a city where you did not know the language?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… stand up and be counted