The Chinese and Manners

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Here is a very good guide to what you should know about politeness and manners. Following these guidelines is not only necessary it is required to be thought of as cultured and civilized.

If you don't want to read through them all here they are listed here: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/25-manners-every-kid-should-know-by-age-9-2480238/

http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/manners/

Manner #1

When asking for something, say "Please."

Manner #2

When receiving something, say "Thank you."

Related: Kid-Made Thank You Notes

Manner #3
Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.

Manner #4

If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation.

Manner #5

When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.

Manner #6
The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.

Manner #7
Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome.

Related: Raise Polite Kids

Manner #8
When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.

Manner #9

When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.

Manner #10
Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering.

Manner #11
When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.

Manner #12
Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.

Related: Print and Color Cards for Birthdays, Thank-Yous and More!

Manner #13
Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.

Manner #14

Don't call people mean names.

Manner #15
Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.

Related: Raise a Compassionate Kid

Manner #16
Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.

Manner #17
If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me."

Related: Quiz: What's Your Parenting Style?

Manner #18
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public.

Related: How to Handle Inappropriate Behavior

Manner #19

As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.

Manner #20
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new.

Manner #21
When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.

Related: Use this Table-Setting Map as a Guide

Manner #22
When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!

Manner #23
Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.

Related: Mrs. McVeigh Weighs in on Proper Utensil Use and More!

Manner #24

Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.

Manner #25

Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.

See more on teaching manners to your toddlers and preschoolers.

美国鬼子

And the reality:

zhenlai wrote:

Manner #1

When asking for something, say "GIVE ME!!!."

Manner #2

When receiving something, say nothing.

Manner #3
Interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other especially when there is not an emergency.

Manner #4

If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, repeating their name in an irritating matter and tapping them on the arm/shoulder is the most convenient way for you to enter the conversation.

Manner #5

When you have any doubt about doing something, do it anyway.

Manner #6
The world is very interested in what you dislike. Share negative opinions with anyone who crosses your path.

Manner #7
Comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, then only do so facetiously.

Related: Raise Ignorant Kids

Manner #8
When people ask you how you are, give them a formulated answer that has no truth to it. Don't bother to ask them how they are because you honestly don't care.

Manner #9

When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank disregard their parents for having you over and for the good time you had. Complain about everything and maybe steal something.

Manner #10

Open closed doors and barge in like you own the place.

Manner #11
When you make a phone call, immediately demand to know who answered, then request what you want without identifying yourself. Hang up without saying goodbye.

Manner #12
Be unappreciative of any gift you receive. Comment on how disappointed you are by the choice.

Manner #13
Use foul language in front of adults, children, the elderly. The best way to do so is by insulting someone's mother and referencing her cunt.

Manner #14

Call people mean names. Popular ones are "mother's cunt", "fuck your mother", and "Your mother is a whore go back your own country." Always remember when insulting lao wai to tell them "THIS IS CHINA!"

Manner #15
Make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are clever, and ganging up on someone else is advantageous.

Manner #16
If a play or an assembly is boring, play with your mobile phone, chat with your neighbours or simply sigh loudly. The performers and presenters are doing their best, but you don't care about that. The only thing that matters is your personal amusement.

Manner #17
If you bump into somebody, immediately say " Your mother's cunt."

Manner #18
Open your mouth widely when you cough or sneeze, and feel free to pick your nose in public.

Manner #19

As you walk through a door, make sure you get through first and disregard any sha bi behind you.

Manner #20
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, get away as quickly as possible in case they ask for help.

Manner #21
When an adult asks you for a favor, tell them your father is Li Gang and you are better than them!

Manner #22
When someone helps you, say inwardly chastize their weakness and bookmark for future use. That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!

Manner #23
Use eating utensils properly, but feel free to chew with your mouth open, slurp loudly and spit bones onto the table or floor. When you are old enough, smoke cigarettes in between bites. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.

Manner #24

Napkin?

Manner #25

If you cannot reach something on the table, loudly demand the fu wu yuan come to fetch it for you!

herojuana wrote:
And the reality:
zhenlai wrote:

Manner #1

When asking for something, say "GIVE ME!!!."

Manner #2

When receiving something, say nothing.

Manner #3
Interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other especially when there is not an emergency.

Manner #4

If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, repeating their name in an irritating matter and tapping them on the arm/shoulder is the most convenient way for you to enter the conversation.

Manner #5

When you have any doubt about doing something, do it anyway.

Manner #6
The world is very interested in what you dislike. Share negative opinions with anyone who crosses your path.

Manner #7
Comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, then only do so facetiously.

Related: Raise Ignorant Kids

Manner #8
When people ask you how you are, give them a formulated answer that has no truth to it. Don't bother to ask them how they are because you honestly don't care.

Manner #9

When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank disregard their parents for having you over and for the good time you had. Complain about everything and maybe steal something.

Manner #10

Open closed doors and barge in like you own the place.

Manner #11
When you make a phone call, immediately demand to know who answered, then request what you want without identifying yourself. Hang up without saying goodbye.

Manner #12
Be unappreciative of any gift you receive. Comment on how disappointed you are by the choice.

Manner #13
Use foul language in front of adults, children, the elderly. The best way to do so is by insulting someone's mother and referencing her cunt.

Manner #14

Call people mean names. Popular ones are "mother's cunt", "fuck your mother", and "Your mother is a whore go back your own country." Always remember when insulting lao wai to tell them "THIS IS CHINA!"

Manner #15
Make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are clever, and ganging up on someone else is advantageous.

Manner #16
If a play or an assembly is boring, play with your mobile phone, chat with your neighbours or simply sigh loudly. The performers and presenters are doing their best, but you don't care about that. The only thing that matters is your personal amusement.

Manner #17
If you bump into somebody, immediately say " Your mother's cunt."

Manner #18
Open your mouth widely when you cough or sneeze, and feel free to pick your nose in public.

Manner #19

As you walk through a door, make sure you get through first and disregard any sha bi behind you.

Manner #20
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, get away as quickly as possible in case they ask for help.

Manner #21
When an adult asks you for a favor, tell them your father is Li Gang and you are better than them!

Manner #22
When someone helps you, say inwardly chastize their weakness and bookmark for future use. That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!

Manner #23
Use eating utensils properly, but feel free to chew with your mouth open, slurp loudly and spit bones onto the table or floor. When you are old enough, smoke cigarettes in between bites. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.

Manner #24

Napkin?

Manner #25

If you cannot reach something on the table, loudly demand the fu wu yuan come to fetch it for you!


Kudos I see you put a great deal of effort into correcting the heathen oriented text that I posted. I thank you from the bottom of my gangmen. 肛门

You forgot one.

Manner 26 - Piss and shit anywhere you like, even in the bank or the supermarket.

samanthawang wrote:
You forgot one.

Manner 26 - Piss and shit anywhere you like, even in the bank or the supermarket.

Well now, that's why we have you so that the error of our ways can always be rectified.

wow, let's see what a pathetic thread.

some person got an unsatisfied and pathetic life, all what they can do is just to put up such pathetic thread everywhere.

It's not a good choice for living in a country where always brings tooooo many shiiit on u.......

DaveyTree wrote:
wow, let's see what a pathetic thread.

some person got an unsatisfied and pathetic life, all what they can do is just to put up such pathetic thread everywhere.

It's not a good choice for living in a country where always brings tooooo many shiiit on u.......


There was shit in the bin next to the elevator in my building last week.

Not in a bag or anything, just shit in a bin.
It was spread all over the sides so it's possible someone held their baby over the bin.

Thanks guys, your 5000 year old civilization has come a long way from shitting in the streets.

Aier2 wrote:
There was shit in the bin next to the elevator in my building last week.

Not in a bag or anything, just shit in a bin.
It was spread all over the sides so it's possible someone held their baby over the bin.

that must be the remmy's kid.

zhenlai wrote:

Manner #13
Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.

frankly, i'm still working on this one.

zhenlai wrote:

Manner #6
The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.

how true :B