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culture shock

n.
A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.

culture shock

n
(Sociology) sociol the feelings of isolation, rejection, etc, experienced when one culture is brought into sudden contact with another, as when a primitive tribe is confronted by modern civilization

cul′ture shock`


n.
a state of bewilderment and distress experienced by an individual who is exposed to a new, strange, or foreign culture.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.culture shock - a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes
disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
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culture shock

n to experience culture shockessere scioccato/a dall'impatto con una cultura diversa
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The shock happens every time, and every time you move old culture shocks are reawakened.
Young Sudanese men Peter Nyarol Dut and Santino Majok Chuor managed to survive years of civil war in their country and come to the United States, only to face a dizzying array of culture shocks and heartbreaking social isolation.
Initially, she had some culture shocks to deal with.