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Table 1 Categorization of questions asked by tourists by country

From: Learning culturally situated dialogue strategies to support language learners

Country Number of participants Questions asked by the participants
France 2 Is it vegetarian? What is this? (2 instances) How does it taste like?
Germany 1 What is this? What is the difference between udon and soba? How do we eat it?
New Zealand 2 What is this? (2 instances) How do we eat it? Can I take it back home through the customs?
Spain 2 What is this? (2 instances) How is it used in cooking? What are the ingredients? How do we eat it?
United Kingdom 3 What is this? (2 instances) How do we eat it? (2 instances) How is it used in cooking? is it vegetarian?
USA 5 Is it vegetarian? (2 instances) What is this? (3 instances) How does it taste like? (2 instances) How do we eat it? (2 instances) How is it used in cooking? What are the ingredients? (2 instances)
  1. Table 1 shows the result of the interviews conducted in Nishiki market, Kyoto. The tourists were asked to list the questions that they would have wanted to ask about the food products if it was possible to communicate with the shop clerks and get get an answer. We received 34 questions from the participants. The table shows the different questions asked by participants as well as their country of origin