12. 02. 2019 09:18
"Slovaks give the impression of being very reserved, but in reality this is true only in the beginning. Sometimes it is enough for the foreigner to take the ﬁrst step, since Slovaks, because of their caution or low self-esteem, will not take it themselves. They appreciate it if the foreigner uses a few words, for example a greeting, in Slovak. At that moment, the ice begins to melt". This is one piece of advice from a kind of booklet for foreigners by foreigners living in Slovakia prepared by a group of Slovak experts and published in 2016. Let's take a look at it with one of its authors, cultural anthropologist Helena Tužinská from Comenius University in Bratislava.