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Alternative to “you look tired” [closed]

Today I've learned that "You look tired" or "You look sick" is an insult, which is not in my culture - I'm from Korea. Sometimes I want to express my worries for example When some colleagues express ...
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Is it offensive for an American to use regionalisms when interacting internationally in business? [closed]

In my work, I spend a lot of time speaking with international colleagues from Asia and South America. I am from the United States. The English regionalisms I notice in these countries can be ...
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Is it appropriate to adopt features of the dialect or accent of your ancestors?

My father is of Scots-Irish Appalachian-American heritage but I grew up on the East Coast of the USA and normally speak English with a Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey accent. I have been interested ...
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Appropriate response to someone mimicking my accent in a mocking way?

While it has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it seems at times to go too far with accents. I have read several articles which suggest that it is natural for people to ...
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Is it appropriate for a non-Japanese person to wear a yukata when going to fireworks?

During the summer, many Japanese people go to fireworks or bonodori festivals wearing a "yukata": source As a non-Japanese person going to such events, should I refrain from using a yukata? I'm ...