541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

Update: 2018-07-3125
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541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

Examining British communication style and debunking a few myths about how British people communicate.

This episode is based on a famous infographic called "What British People Say vs What They Really Mean" or "The Anglo-EU Translation Guide".

It contains lots of thoughts about how direct and indirect cultures communicate with each other, and some samples of business English, with a few improvised scenarios too! Transcript available.

Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8nF 

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Comments (2)

Moiran

Filipinos are also indirect and I can see that translating to when we speak English, whatever the variety, especially in a workplace setting. I can imagine some of us saying the same things as Brits written in the graphic, when we mean something else, like what the graphic claims the Brits mean. Like you said Luke, I believe it is because people in "indirect cultures" like to be more tactful, if not a tad bit more polite, and not really to deceive.

Nov 8th
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Fabiano Machado

help me a lot because I'm learning English, so I have a new boss and he is from UK. I used talk with Americans. His entonation I understood lol

Aug 6th
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541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

luke thompson