11) Brazilian men and women oftentimes do not know how to fix things or are impractical due to cheap labor and being catered to all their lives.
Many Brazilians when coming to the US for the first time do not even know how to pump gas-having had gas station servers all their lives. They like a man who opens doors, drives them places, changes their oil, etc.
Men might play soccer with their buddies in the afternoon, women might have a coffee and go shoppping with their female friends but they do not go out at night and leave their partner alone at home.
Fortunately, this situation has improved, and Brazilians aren realizing how nefarious racism is. There isn’t much social interaction between classes (unless the “lower classes” are working for the “higher” ones). Fortunately, Brazil has made some steps in improving wealth distribution in the last decades. Therefore, they are not used to doing housework, which is seen as something beneath them.
Working with your hands in Brazil is also associated with the lower economic classes.
The scammer gives you almost no information (except a promise to transfer $21 million dollars to you).
He’s just trying to get you to reply, and once he has you talking, he figures he’ll be able to come up with a way (any way) to pick your pocket.
On the other hand, there are some cultural similarities in the way people are raised.
Don’t be surprised if both of you have communication problems due to upbringing differences, as well as food preferences and other habits that can cause trouble.
We consider that cheating and don’t be surprised if your fiancé cancels the wedding if she finds out. Very few men celebrate that, while the bride’s friends do get together to get her presents for her new home.
Sometimes men participate as well (a tradition that is also starting here).
However, that pattern is changing with the younger generations, who are now investing more in their careers.
7) Women are encouraged to spend a lot of their time on their looks-body, clothes and hair. A., lighter skinned Brazilians look down on darker skinned Brazilians.
, and a man should never call his wife names no matter how terrible the argument is. American movies show a lot of cursing (the F word seems to be the most popular).