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Switzerland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture [Format Kindle]

Kendall Maycock

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"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel -...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel -...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine -...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times." --various

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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do's, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

" useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 798 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 168 pages
  • Editeur : Kuperard; Édition : Reprinted edition (7 septembre 2010)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0040ZNP1W
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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  • Composition améliorée: Non activé
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°312.785 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Concise and acurate 7 décembre 2006
Par Rolf Riesen - Publié sur
I grew up in Switzerland and bought this book out of curiosity to see how others see the Swiss. I found the information in this booklet very concise and easy to read. For the most part the book is very acurate and up-to-date. It is also fun to read and gives lots of information on understanding the Swiss, their history, and their customs. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about the Swiss and their country.
19 internautes sur 19 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Switzerland - Culture Smart! 27 juin 2007
Par Sarah W. Megonigal - Publié sur
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I bought this book as a gift for a graduate student who was going to work in Switzerland for two years. However, I did look through it before giving it away, and I had done quite a bit of research on line before picking this particular item. The book seemed to me a very practical guide for someone taking up residence in Switzerland, and was not so much meant for the casual 2-week vacationer. The sections on cultural differences between the Swiss and other people were particularly interesting, and would head off some awkward moments for a new immigrant. The parts about rules for apartment living sound quite strict for someone from America, but, again, would prevent misunderstandings between Swiss and foreign tenants. There are also the more usual guidebook sections on recreation, such as hiking, skiing, eating in restaurants, etc. The student who received the book proclaimed it "great", and I think it will come in handy in the months ahead.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Comment from a Swiss 30 novembre 2008
Par Christine Weber - Publié sur
I bought this book for a friend in the U.S.A. As a Swiss I was very curiouse to read how "the Swiss" are.
I can agree with most things in the book and recomand "Switzerland - culture Smart!" to everybody who is interested in getting a quick overview about the general Swiss culture and attitude.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Very interesting 1 août 2010
Par Jocelabbe - Publié sur
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The Swiss people love to tell visitors about the history of their country. Reading this book first helps you understand them better and allows you to ask intelligent questions.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Spoken German? 1 janvier 2013
Par Oncle Willie - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
I have only read the intro and the first chapter but have found a few errors. The most glaring is the "German" language spoken in Switzerland. The Swiss speak a language called Schweizerdeutsch or Swiss German. It is NOT the high German (hoch Deutsch) taught in high school and college classes throughout the US. In fact, many Germans will have trouble understanding the native Schweizerdeutsch. Don't fret because most Swiss learn standard German in school and use it in official life.

The book itself is really very good. I learned much I either did not understand previously or that was new to me. I am looking forward to reading the whole book and then keeping it handy on my next trip to Switzerland.

I am using the Pimsleur basic course in Swiss German available here on Amazon. I should be able to carry on a limited conversation in Schweizerdeutsch in Bern and surprise the heck out of my distant relatives and the innkeeper.
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