Having a row or asking for directions?

If two people are talking lively and you don’t understand their culture or their language, you might think they are having an argument. Neil and Tim talk about this kind of situation and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

In which country does shaking your head mean ‘yes’, Tim? Is it…

a) Greece,

b) Japan or

c) Bulgaria?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


no hard feelings
is something you say to somebody you have argued with or beaten in a game or contest to say you’d still like to be friends

to fall out with somebody
to argue or disagree with them

a movement you make with your hands or head to express what you are thinking or feeling

faux pas
saying or doing something embarrassing in a social situation

to make somebody angry or upset

showing what you think or feel

September 14, 2017

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