The U.S. of America is one of the most popular destinations for people from all over the world, and it’s easy to see why: it has a huge amount of culture, people and places to explore. But before you travel across the Atlantic or Pacific oceans to visit this amazing country, there are a few things you need to know about how we do things here.
The USA is HUGE
The USA is HUGE. It’s the third largest country in the world and has more than 300 million people living in it. The USA is also a federal republic, meaning it has 50 states that are all governed by their own laws and policies.
The US government was founded on some very important principles: freedom of speech, religion and assembly; equal rights for all citizens regardless of race or gender; separation of powers between branches of government (legislative branch makes laws; executive branch enforces them; judicial branch interprets them).
English is the main language, but not everyone speaks it.
Although English is the main language of the United States, not everyone speaks it. Americans are very friendly and will try their best to understand you. They’re also very proud of their country, so if you have questions about anything related to living in the USA or visiting there as a tourist, they’ll be happy to tell you all about it!
Americans love talking about their families and friends – so if someone asks how your day was today (or something similar), don’t worry too much about being honest; instead just tell them whatever comes naturally!
Americans love to be first and try to be the best at everything.
Americans love to be first and try to be the best at everything. We are a very competitive country, so you will see this in many ways throughout your visit.
Americans are also very competitive with each other, which means that if someone has something that you want or do something better than you do, it can be hard for them not to rub it in your face!
For example: If someone has an iPhone 6S and another person has an iPhone 7 Plus then chances are they’ll brag about how much better their phone is than yours because they’ll think they have more money than their friend who only owns an iPhone 6S (or even worse–you could get left out of conversations because everyone else knows what’s going on).
There are a lot of road rules in America.
There are a lot of road rules in America. If you don’t know them, it could be dangerous and even illegal to drive.
The speed limit on most roads is 55 miles per hour (mph). You must obey this law even if the sign says otherwise, or there is no sign at all! Traffic lights: Traffic lights tell you when to stop and go at an intersection. They also tell pedestrians when it’s safe for them to cross the road–there may be special signals just for them! Traffic signs: There are many different types of traffic signs that give directions or warn drivers about things like curves ahead or slippery roads after rainstorms (called “rainy day” warnings). The shape of each type of sign tells us what kind of information we’ll find on it–for example a rectangle means something important like “stop here” while circles mean less critical information such as “road closed due tomorrow morning.”
Americans talk fast.
Americans speak fast. They talk a lot and they’re very direct, so if you’re not used to it, it can be difficult to keep up with them. The best way to communicate with Americans is through body language: use lots of hand gestures and make eye contact when speaking. You’ll come across as more expressive and friendly this way!
Americans love saying hi! In fact, they think it’s important enough that there are rules about how often you should say “Hi” or “Hello” (the answer is three times per day). So if someone says hello back at you–and sometimes even if they don’t–you should always respond in kind by saying something like “How are things going?” or “What’s up? It’s been too long since we talked last time.” This could go on forever but eventually everyone stops talking so now we know why no one ever really knows what happens after high school graduation parties end early due to some sort of accident involving alcohol poisoning…
Americans like to eat out (a lot).
Americans like to eat out. A lot. Americans eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also love to have friends over for dinner or meet up with coworkers at restaurants during the workday.
If you’re traveling in the United States, it’s important that you understand this culture of eating out as much as possible so that you don’t end up offending anyone by not joining them!
Americans have a lot of choices when it comes to food, restaurants, and entertainment.
- Americans have a lot of choices when it comes to food, restaurants, and entertainment.
- Americans have more cuisines than most other countries.
- There are thousands of different restaurants in the United States.
- There are many different types of entertainment options available for Americans to enjoy when looking for something fun to do on a Friday night or weekend!
You will learn so much about the US and its culture by living there
As a foreigner, you will learn so much about the US and its culture by living there. You’ll learn how to communicate with Americans, interact with them and live in their country. In addition, knowing some basic English before coming helps make your transition easier.
By living in the US, you will learn so much about the country’s culture and people. You will also have a chance to experience all of its amazing sights, sounds and tastes! So if you’re planning on visiting America soon, don’t forget these 16 things we’ve talked about today.