Things Done in consideration of other peoples’ feelings
“Manners” are things that can be done in a short amount of time, for other peoples sake. They can seem simple, but don’t do them and you convey a rude feeling. For good human relations, display manners according to culture.
For example, opening a door for someone following you is one kind of manner. In American history, men holding the door open for women was considered “Chivalry.” Now, it has become something that isn’t dependent on gender.
Another is sending “thank you letters”. When giving a present or care to someone, when you receive a thank you letter, you will probable want to do it again. As a child, I was made to write letters by my parents, but after becoming an adult, I write them by myself. Thus, thank you letters are expected. This kind of manner is expected by culture, and if you don’t do it you appear rude.
Manners are thing you do want done to you that you do to other people. Since what people want is different per person, it is probably best to follow culture.
This is an essay I wrote for the essay elective class, so it is a bit longer. I had some issues thinking up examples, and the second half I wrote quickly.
Before I came to Japan, I watched lots of anime and movies, so I didn’t have any surprising experiences, but when I went to the supermarket I was surprised at the prices of vegetables and fruits aside from bananas. I thought it was high.
I wanted to buy lots of vegetables and fruits, but if I bought what I liked, I would quickly use all of my money. In America you can buy anything, and the prices don’t get too high when the seasons change.
Since American food and Japanese food are difference, the American food I want to eat is expensive.
The funny thing about this essay is the first paragraph. It is 2 sentences long, the first one being crazy long and the second being a very simple sentence.
I tried putting that through Google Translate, and the result is…..
I was amazed at the price of fruits and vegetables other than bananas when I went to the supermarket because they were not surprised to see a lot of anime and movies before coming to Japan. I felt great.
I could buy a lot of fruits and vegetables, like the money to buy food anymore. In the United States that can buy anything, prices should be high season is very strange.
Japanese food and American food is different, so I want to have American food is too high.
I plan on taking pictures of all of the stations of the Nagoya subway. If the weather is good, I will be able to take better pictures. Since riding the subway all day is difficult, I am worried whether I will be able to do it without getting tired and with good weather.
This was a little writing assignment we did in class, I was just surprised to see how many Kanji I could produce here, with me writing notes on only one of the kanji in that paragraph.