World Cultures | Intermediate Vocabulary

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Talking about World Cultures in English

World cultures refer to the distinct societal beliefs, customs, practices, values, and traditions that characterize groups of people living in different regions of the world. These cultures are shaped by various factors such as geography, history, religion, language, economics, and politics. Examples of world cultures include African, American, Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and Indigenous cultures.

Learn 14 words to describe world cultures

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TermPart of speechDefinition
customsnouna traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time.
mannersnouna way in which a thing is done or happens.
etiquette nounthe customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
aboriginaladjectiveinhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous.
traditionaladjectiveexisting in or as part of a tradition; long-established
appropriateadjectivesuitable or proper in the circumstances.
foreignernounsomeone who comes from another country
lifestylenounthe way in which a person lives.
normsnouna standard or pattern, especially of social behaviour, that is typical or expected.
behavior nounthe way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others.
perspectivenouna particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
gatheringnouna group of people meeting together
decorateverbto make something more attractive by putting nice things on it
celebrationnouna party or other special event that you have for an important occasion, holiday, etc.