Definition of culture shock in English:

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culture shock

Pronunciation: /ˈkəlCHər ˌSHäk/

noun

The feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.
Example sentences
  • The sudden culture shock at being thrown among those with very different work ethics and other attitudes can even be frightening.
  • He recalls experiencing his culture shock back in the 1990s during his first visit in the country.
  • As you read, please excuse me, for what I experienced was more culture shock than I did so many years ago.

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Syllabification: cul·ture shock

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