Category Archives: アメリカ何でもQ&A

When I stay for a long time, how can I help the family?

First of all, you will want to do as much as you can to take care of your own responsibilities. For example, if you stay more than several days as a guest, you may need to wash some clothes. It would be rude to simply ask the lady of the house to wash them for […]

If I’m staying overnight, is there anything I should keep in mind?

We have elsewhere discussed taking gifts to a home when you are spending the night, but there is more to being a “house guest.” While a person is a “guest,” he or she should not treat the house as a hotel and the family members as hotel staff waiting to meet their every need. While […]

When is a good time to go home?

After dinner, you will probably be offered tea and coffee. Whether you have this at the table or in the living room, you will be able to enjoy a relaxed conversation with your hosts. When you are finished with tea or coffee and there appears to be an occasional lag in the conversation, then it […]