Your communication skills play an important role in building a good connection with the person you are talking with. When you meet a new person who belongs to some other country it’s very important to maintain friendly conveying of words. You can make the conversation interesting by asking some good questions which can lead to some great stories.
Today in this article, we will discuss some innovative and great questions to ask someone from a different country. These questions will definitely help you break the ice, make the conversation interesting. So let’s jump into it:
50 Questions To Ask Someone From A Different Country
1). What is the native tongue of your country?
It seems to be the perfect question using which one can start the conversation. This will help you know if he or she belongs to an English-speaking country or not.
2). How does one proclaim, “good morning” in your country?
It will make you know how they greet each other and you will get to know much about their language. This is a good way to make the talk much more informative.
3). What’s your country mainly known for?
As Japan is known for its technology, it will help you know more about the specialty of that particular country. This way you will surely gather some important knowledge too.
4). How do you spend your holidays/weekends?
It will make you know more about his/her likes and dislikes, where he or she likes to spend their time. You can too compare your favorite places with theirs. You can further discuss why he or she likes these places this much.
5). Which is your favorite sport?
It will let you know if he/she likes sports or not. You can further go a little bit deep about who is their favorite player of that sport and why they like that particular sport.
6). Which type of music do you love to listen to?
It will make you know if he/she is a music lover. You can further go a little bit deeper about their taste in music, their favorite singers, etc.
7). What are some famous traditional dresses of your country?
It will help you know about their tradition, their culture, the dresses which they wear the most. You can go deeper by asking about the famous dance forms of his/her country.
8). Which is the most spoken tongue of your country?
This question will help you know more about the language, even though there are some countries in which more than 2 languages are mostly used.
9). How should I say”hello” in your language?
If he/she doesn’t belong to any country where English is spoken then this is the best question to ask. It will make them happier than you are attentive in knowing their native tongue. By the way, “Konnichiwa” is “hello” in Japanese.
10). What is your most favorite car brand in your country?
You can ask this question if you are interested in these car things and their brands. If they have any, you can ask about why he/she likes that.
11). Which is your favorite city one should visit in your country?
This will help you know if he/she is a nature lover, beach lover or maybe some other places. You can also ask why that’s your favorite spot.
12). What are the main tourist spots in your country?
This will let you know about the popular tourist places in the country. Even if you don’t have any plans to go there, then also it will help you raise your knowledge.
13). Which is your favorite movie?
This will help you know the movie taste of that person. You can move further to ask about his/her favorite actor or actress.
14). Who is your favorite star in your country?
By this, you can know about their choices, their inspiration and somewhere what they want to become.
15). Do you have any role models?
This will make you know if he treats someone as his mentor and whom they are inspired by and where they aim to be in life. If they have any, you can ask why he/she chose that celebrity as his/her role model.
16). Which is the most-watched tv show in your country?
There is always a popular tv show which stays trending all over the country. You can ask him/her about what the show is all about.
17). Which is your favorite country where you would like to visit again and again?
This can make you talk more interesting and you can also ask about what makes it this important to you.
18). Tell me something about your family?
You can ask him/her about how many family members are there. Asking all this is an innovative way to keep the chat lively.
19). Tell me something about your studies or work?
He/she can help you know about where they are studying or maybe working. You can also talk about their workplace.
20). Which is your favorite festival in your country?
Every country has two or more festivals which are celebrated and enjoyed by people all over the country. This will make you know how spiritual he/she is.
21). What advice would you provide someone who is traveling to your country?
This will make you know more about his/her country. Even if you have no plan to go there, then also there is no issue to keep knowledge with yourself.
22). Currently, what is the weather in your country?
It will let you know if there is any weather difference in both of the countries. Feel free to ask about his or her favorite weather.
23). What is the time difference between this and your country?
You can ask about the time gap between yours and his/her country. I have a bonus for you- India and UK had a time difference of 4 hours 30 minutes.
24). What is the population of your country?
This answer will give you an idea about the country’s population.
25). Are there any sports or games which are just played in your country?
This will help you know if there is any game you don’t know about. Feel free to ask how that game is played.
26). What is the best time to visit your country?
Every country has a season when most of the tourists come to visit the country. It will help you know about the best time one should visit the country.
27). Do people speak English in your country?
You can surely ask this question if he/she doesn’t belong to an English-speaking country. You can also learn some sentences of their language and can compare them with yours.
28). Did your country gain independence from any other country?
Going back to history is a good way to make the chat interesting. You can ask further about who ruled their country and how they got independent.
29). Are there some rules to conserve wildlife in your country?
You will get to know about how focused the higher authorities are towards saving the wildlife. You can later ask about the rules.
30). Do you have any pets in your home?
Some people love animals and keep them in their homes. This question will help you know if he/she loves animals. You can further ask about some cute habits of his/her pets.
31). Which is the most popular app used in your country?
This will help you know what the audience of that country likes the most. Ex-LINE is the most used app in Japan.
32). Can one hunt animals in your country?
In some countries, hunting animals is not at all illegal, whereas in some countries very strict actions are taken if someone does the same.
33). Who is currently having the chair in your country?
You can ask him/her about the political leaders presently ruling the country. Talking about politics will bring life to the conversation.
34). Do you like the work political leaders are doing for the country?
This question will help you know if he/she has any interest in public welfare. You can also ask which party they support and why.
35). Are people treated differently on the basis of their gender in your country?
In some countries, girls are not given the rights which boys have. You can move further to ask his/her reviews about the same.
36). Are people treated differently on the basis of religion in your country?
In some countries, one religion dominates over all other religions in the country. This will help you know his/her level of interest in religious matters. Although, many people don’t like to talk religiously so be careful.
37). Which transportation system is used by most of the people in your country?
If you go to the market by car or bicycle, trust me it’s not the same everywhere.
38). Which is your favorite street food?
The simplest way to know about food is to ask about favorite street food. Talking about food will definitely spice up your conversation.
39). Are all public facilities available in your country?
There are many countries which even lack proper public facilities like electricity and water. Having a conversation on this topic will show his/her awareness about public facilities.
40). How should I say “how are you” in your language?
You can ask this if he/she does not belong to any English-speaking country. He/she will surely be happy to see you being interested in knowing their language.
41). What is the most popular dessert in your country?
You can ask this if you are a sweet lover and want to know about new sweets and dessert things, talking sweetish makes the talk turn interesting.
42). How do people greet each other in your country?
People do not greet each other the same way in every country as everyone has their own style to do the same. This question will bring a lot more questions to the conversation.
43). Do people have an emotion of togetherness for each other in your country?
There are many countries where people do not have any type of sympathy for the other one. Talking about this will show his/her interest in social affairs.
44). Are there some rules for the conservation of nature in your country?
In many countries, there are no restrictions on deforestation. You can further ask if he/she has some plants in his/her house.
45). Do people believe in spirituality in your country?
Many people have no belief in spiritual powers but many do. You can move further to ask his/her personal opinion too.
46). Which is the most used website in your country?
You can ask this question if you are interested in technical issues. By the way, there are countries where many different websites are banned.
47). What made you come here to this country?
This question may sound a little weird but it will help you know the reason which attracts tourists to come to that place.
48). What do you do to entertain yourself?
This will make you know about his/her field of interest, likes, and dislikes. You can move further to ask his/her side hobbies they practice in their free time.
49). How many different currencies do you have?
You can ask this question to him/her if he/she is a regular traveler as they normally collect currencies of countries they visit.
50). What is the most adventurous thing you have done?
Again this question is for someone who does travel regularly as they always end up trying different adventurous things.
Now, we are at the end of this list of interesting and good questions to ask someone from a different country. These questions are definitely going to help you end up with a very healthy and interesting conversation.