Our way Their way
I have a stomach ache. My stomach is eating me.
I hurt myself. I have a wound.
He is bothering me. He is looking for trouble.
I will spank you very hard. I will beat you very good.
I am sorry. Asha
Hot peppers Pepe
America-The middle finger is a crude gesture. Cameroon- The middle finger is used as a come here gesture bearing no inappropriate meaning. ( I will say that one caught me by surprise when Katie's friend was teaching her the gesture. After clarifying the meaning I explained my surprise and let Katie know that she could leave that gesture out of her African learning except to know she wasn't being insulted :)
Ah, there are more but I will have to add them later as I remember them. I guess the one thing that hits me over and over is that so many things seem to be opposite of our meanings and ways. It is an interesting and fun experience.