MUST AND NEVER CODE
Must and never
In Poland you have to take your shoes off when getting in a house, in France you don’t.
Displaying flags publicly is considered an nationalistic act in Germany and nothing to be proud about; the other cultures take pride in it
In Germany you greet others checking hands, not in France
In France you kiss people when you meet them
You may use mobile phones in the schools from Germany; Poland and Spain but not in France
Young people live long with their parents while those in Germany move out very early
In Germany and Poland, when the temperature is above 28 degrees, classes are canceled; not in France.
There is a dressing code in the Polish school; not in the other ones
School day is over much earlier in Germany than in France
People use preferably no one way packaging but lunch boxes in Germany
Plastic bags are prohibited in Germany in stores and supermarkets
You can have a siesta in Spain; but it is impossible in Germany
Children may not be allowed to be out or at home alone; in Spain they may
In Germany camera surveillance is not allowed in schools; in Poland it is
Parties are much earlier and smaller and not that lively in Germany as compared to Spain
Funerals are made three weeks after death in Germany but earlier in the other countries
Weddings are much bigger and last longer in the other partner countries as compared to Germany
German students can decide more on school management than the others
In France you usually eat sweet things for breakfast and savoury ones in Poland
In Poland and Germany, Polish people have to use public transpôrts and walk a lot not in France.
In Spain, they ‘tutoie” their teachers, it will be weird if not doing so where as you don’t in France.
In Poland, much more food is deep fried than in France.
In Poland, people drink much more Vodka than wine as in France.
In Germany, you have your last meal at 6PM where as in France or Spain it’s later.
In France, bread is always available on the table not in Germany.
In Germany, you have to pay the canteen directly when in France you don’t pay that way.
In Poland, many people pray before the meal, not in France.
In Germany, in some families you have to say some rhymes or prayings before eating, not in France.
In Spain, insults can be used not as insults, not in another country.
Each country had its different traditional pastry
In France you eat snails, not in Poland.
In Poland, people traditionally eat fish on Friday not in France.
In Spain, you have a snack at 10 or 11 in the morning, just before meal, not in the other partner countries.
In France and Germany you have to call teachers by their last name, not in Poland.
In Germany, you meet at the door front where as in Poland it will be considered as not appropriate to meet at the door frame.
In Poland, they always greet with a hug where as in France you do this with a kiss.
In Poland, you don’t gesture with your hand to say thanks (it will be offending) while you do it commonly in France
In Germany shops have to close on Sundays, not in France.
In France, you can’t chew chewing gum in class, in some schools in Germany you can.
In France, summer holidays last for 8 weeks when in Germany they only last for 6.
In France, in schools we must have a canteen not in Spain.
In Poland, when the temperature is above 28 degrees, schools have to have freetime not in France.
People go to bed at about ten in the evening in Germany and much later in Spain