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raton Post time: 2012-9-24 22:32
Sie haben Recht, Drecksau ist mit einem Kapital D

tja, das Kapital in D geht nun nach Greece.........xilaren, pls forgive my these words
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原野0324 Post time: 2012-9-24 11:06
ok, I haven't thought my little question would cause such a big debate.  The reason I ask the ques ...

It is generally only impolite to ask a ladies age. Men can be asked and even women if you ask in a suitable way and show a genuine and just reason why you wish to know. You can often get older people to give such information by simply saying, I am trying to work out if you are in your 50s or 60s, 20s or 30s etc as I am still unable to pick a westerner's age just by looking at them.  Most people will be flattered and will tell you. If they don't tell you their age they wish to keep it private.

Dealing with cross cultural conversations can be difficult at first, but keep working at it and you will be rewarded in the end.

Good luck


ok, I haven't thought my little question would cause such a big debate.  The reason I ask the question in the forum is that I want to get advice cause I don't want to be offensive or impolite in our relationship. I was tought that asking the westners age is impolite. But I just want to know if it is that serious  or if is a fire which is forbidden to touch when I ask the age of them which if in China it is just ok. In other words, I just want to know how serious it is to ask this kind of question. And the answer I want is like"you'd better not ask this kind of question" then I will not ask the question or"you may ask the question if you are intimate enough" then I will wait till I can ask.The foreign couple are friendly and nice toward me and I just want to be in the same manner toward them. I just can't figure out how could you on earth believe me a gold digger or health insurance broker. Do you think it is funny to fancy other people's life and thoughts?
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Post time 2012-9-25 10:03:59 |Display all floors
Ratfink Post time: 2012-9-25 09:58
It is generally only impolite to ask a ladies age. Men can be asked and even women if you ask in a ...

thanks for you advice.

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Post time 2012-9-25 16:41:14 |Display all floors
why you're so curious about their age?

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Post time 2012-9-25 17:21:04 |Display all floors
memekenan Post time: 2012-9-25 16:41
why you're so curious about their age?

I am not actually curious about their age, I am curious if it is ok to ask the age of them.

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