I loved this article. When I was fourteen, I was a Japanese exchange student for one month. I lived with a traditional family who didn't know English. I was expected to humbly receive every meal. It was an incredible experience.

Recently I lived in Mexico for nearly two years. My grasp of Spanish reached an intermediate level as I lived with a Mexican family. The words they used were interest.

"Estoy emocionada(emocionado)" which literally means I'm emotional is used to capture upsetness or being very overwhelmed with postive or negative emotional intensity.

"Tranquilo" which mean calm is commonly used to encourage one another to remain steady and rational. It's said supportively.

To my surprised a Mexican psychologist shared there is no Spanish equivalent word for "accountability." The closest Spanish word is "responsabilidad" or responsibility.

Thank for this fascinating look into the Japanese culture.

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