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06/29/2015 03:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Every International Dining Rule You Need To Know, In One Chart

Did you know that in France, your bread belongs on the table and not on your plate? Or that asking for Parmesan cheese is a faux pas at dinner in Italy?

In many countries, diners follow mealtime rules that might sound completely wonky to visitors. But as it turns out, most of these customs are rather genius (in Japan, folks drink directly from the soup bowl, instead of bothering with spoons), and some are downright delightful (burping is considered polite in China -- hooray!).

Let the experts at The Restaurant Choice bring you up to speed, all in one chart.

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