7.10 Cultural Notes and Extra/Optional Online Materials

 Cultural Notes




1. Food habits In Urdu, there are not separate words for lunch and dinner. کھانا “food” is used for both lunch and dinner. Typically, for both lunch and dinner, people eat a full meal.
2. چاۓ چاۓ is one of the drinks that Indians and South Asians love to drink in the morning and in the evening with snacks. Additionally, چاۓ is often served in the office and is a drink for breaks during work or study.
3. کیا چل رہا ہے؟ کیا چل رہا ہے؟ Literally, it means “What is moving?” But this is used to express “What’s up?” or “What is going on?”
4. School and Office hours. In America, people generally go to work at 8 in the morning. In India and South Asia, work starts at 10. This gives enough time in the morning for morning rituals such as making breakfast, eating breakfast, and packing lunch.
5. Daily Routine When you ask about daily routines to Indian and South Asian people, they may just talk about their work/study. They may say how long they work and study.

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