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TC. YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
SUBMITTED BY: MEHMET GÖKBERK MÜRSELOĞLU
SUBMITTED TO: AHU ERDOĞDU
FACULTY/DEPARTMENT: FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND LITERATURE/ TRANSLATION AND
STUDENT NUMBER: 20110210030
SUBMITION DATE: 25.03.2015
General Information about Uruguay
Media Tools/ Communication
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT URUGUAY
Total Surface: 313,782 km2
Population: 3,451,662 (data 2014)
Political regime: Republican Democracy
Currency: Uruguayan Peso
Average temperatures: Spring: 17°C , Summer:
23°C, Autumn: 18°C , Winter: 12°C
Cultural Profile: Literacy: 96.2%, Students per
Official Educational System: lay, free and
Religion: Catholic 56.2% - Non religious 38.3% -
Protestant 2% Jewish: 1.7%
NON VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Uruguayans stand very close when conversing, both socially and
People touch shoulders and hold arms while they talk to each
Never sit on or put your feet up on a ledge, desk or table.
The “ch-ch” sound is used to get someone's attention or to get a
bus to stop.
The North American “O.K.” sign is extremely rude.
You may see people brush the backs of their hands under their
chins to signal “I don't know.”
LAS LLAMADAS EN MONTEVIDEO
Torta de jamon y queso: a pie baked with layers of
ham and melted cheese
Pancho: the typically Uruguayan hot dog: a bun
called "pan de Viena" filled with a "Frankfurter" with
mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise or "salsa golf" on top.
Gnocchi (known as "Ã±oquis") is traditionally eaten
on the 29th day of each month. This was the day
before payday, when people were at their poorest.
Gnocchi made a cheap and hearty meal. On these
occasions, some people leave a coin or a banknote
under the plate to attract prosperity.