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  • Hello, My name's Sarah.

  • Today I'm going to be teaching you about one of the most commonly used English proverbs.

  • You might have heard it before.

  • Let's take a look at the board when in Rome.

  • Do as the Romans do.

  • So what does this mean it's talking about When you go to another country, you have to adapt to that culture.

  • So when in Rome it's talking about ancient Italy, you don't really have to think about Italy.

  • When you use this problem, you can be in any country, any city.

  • Do as the Romans do again.

  • It's talking about the local people.

  • You can use this for anything.

  • So when do you use this?

  • When can you make use of this problem?

  • For example, if you go to another country, you go for the first time.

  • You find it quite hard to adopt.

  • You encounter something new you might think to yourself, and you might use this problem.

  • For example, when I first came to Korea, I felt quite confused.

  • I was staying with my friend for the first time, and she was making me dinner.

  • I thought, Well, that's strange.

  • She's not really getting up to do the dishes.

  • Why is that so?

  • I asked her.

  • Oh, maybe when I'm in Korea and I go to a friend's house, should I do the dishes when they make me dinner, she said.

  • Maybe it's a good idea.

  • And I thought, OK, let me go and do the dishes So I was doing them and I was thinking to myself, When in Rome, do as the Romans do now we've gone over the proverb, the full sentence.

  • You might find that when you hear this in daily speech used by locals, they might not say the full proverb.

  • For example, when you hear it, you might hear only when in Rome.

  • But most people will know what the rest of it means, and it sounds more natural.

  • So I have another example.

  • When I went to Japan a few weeks ago, I was staying again with a friend of mine.

  • It was evening time, and we were about to have a bath.

  • She got in first.

  • She finished, and she came back out.

  • She asked me, Do you want to have a bath now?

  • I said, Yes, sure, I went in and I was about Teoh NT the Bath water because I thought, Well, it's my turn, right?

  • So she stopped me and came in and said, No, Sarah, In Japan, you're supposed to get in to save the water.

  • At that moment, I thought, OK, that's a bit unusual.

  • I'm not used to that.

  • But when in Rome, we're going to have a look at some example dialogues to help you to understand how to use this problem better.

  • As you listen to these examples, please try to practice using it so you'll get a better feel for the proverb.

  • Let's begin.

  • Should we eat this food with our hands?

  • Well, everyone eats with their hands here.

  • When in Rome, in Japan Should I bow when I meet people?

  • Yes.

  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

  • Nobody here is waiting in line.

  • Everyone is just pushing to the front.

  • Well, one in Rome do as the Romans do.

  • There you have a one of the most commonly used English proverbs.

  • I hope you'll find really good news for this one.

  • Thank you so much for watching.

  • And I'll see you next time.

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  • Thank you.

Hello, My name's Sarah.

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English Proverb: When in Rome do as the Romans do

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/08/26
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