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Douglas
Do you think you can ask others people's income? I think we can talk aboult everything include other's salary,especially chat with foreigners,know the difference between different countries.Do you think so?
Aug 9, 2012 1:03 PM
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thank you
August 9, 2012
thank you
August 9, 2012
Thanks,i know.
August 9, 2012
Hi Douglas! Of course you can, I mean, you are able to ask the question, but sometimes you shouldn't. Some people could think that you are a meddler. I don't think you should ask for anyone's income unless you knew a lot this person. I don't recommend you to ask for incomes, specially to foreign people whose customs could be very different from yours. Although there are some cases in them asking for the income would be understandable, for instance if you are going to rent a flat to someone, because you would need to be sure that this person is going to be able to afford the rent. I hope my opinion will help you. Best regards.
August 9, 2012
No, you'll find that asking a westerner about their salary is a little too personal. You'll come across as invasive and the listener will suspect your motives for asking. Having a second language - even a language as widespread as English - doesn't mean you can talk about anything. You still need to be sensitive to people's cultural and personal values.
August 9, 2012
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Douglas
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English