Not offering to split the billistock/Minerva-Studio
In France, splitting the bill is deemed “unsophisticated.” To avoid dirty stares, you should offer to pay the entire bill, or let someone else pay. Here’s the reason why splitting the bill is called “going Dutch.”
Feeding someone food with your handsistock/andresr
In Ethiopia, feeding each other with your hands is a gesture of hospitality. The tradition, called gursha, is intended to build trust and social bonds between those sharing the food.
You don’t thank a friend or family member for inviting you over for dinneristock/SolStock
In India, thanking the host at the end of a meal is considered a form of payment and frowned upon. Instead, return the favor by inviting them over for dinner next time, which shows that you value the relationship. “But when you do, make sure it’s not nicer than their dinner for you,” Napier-Fitzpatrick says. A comparable dinner will compliment your guest without outdoing their own. Here in the U.S., you might consider bringing a hostess gift the next time you’re invited to dinner.