“美国弟子规 ”——《美国孩子9岁前掌 握的26种基本礼节 》
asking for something, say "Please." 向别人询问事情，说“请”。
2. When receiving
something, say " Thank you." 当接受东西时，说“谢谢”。
3. Don't interrrupt grown-ups
who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice
you and respond when they are finished talking.
4. If you do need to get somebody's
attention right away, the phrase " Excuse me" is the most polite way for you to
enter the conversation. 当你需要他人的注意或想与人谈话，最礼貌的短语是“对不起，打扰了”。
5. When you
have any doubt doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many
hours of grief later. 当你不确信事情可不可以做，先获得许可。这 样可以避免日后长时间的痛苦。
6. The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to
yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.
7. Don't comment on other
people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them,
which is always welcome. 不要评论他人的外表，当然除非是好评，好评总受欢迎。
8. When people ask you
how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
9. When you have spent time at your friend's house,
remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time
you had. 当你到朋友家玩时，记住对你朋友的父母说谢谢邀请，也谢谢在一起的好时光。
10. Knock on closed doors
and wait to see if there's a response before entering.
11. When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can
speak with the person you are calling. 当你打电话时，先介绍自己，然后问可否与你 要通话的人交谈。
Be appreciative and say "Thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of
e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.
13. Never use foul language in
front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them
boring and unpleasant. 在大人面前绝不可以说粗话。大人早就知道这 些脏话，他们觉得脏话沉闷又粗鲁。
call people mean names. 不要给人起卑劣的绰号。
15. Do not make fun of anyone for any
reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is
cruel. 不要因任何原因取笑任何人。取笑人表明你很 软弱，与别人合伙来欺负人是很残忍的事。
16. Even if a play or an
assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested.
The performers and presenters are doing their best. 即使戏剧或集会很乏味，仍然要安静地坐到最
17. If you bump into somebody, immediately say
"Excuse me." 若不小心碰撞到别人，立即说“对不起”。
18. Cover your mouth when you cough or
sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. 咳嗽或打喷嚏时，请遮住嘴。不要当众挖鼻孔。
you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
20. If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a
neighbor working on something, as if you can help. If they say "yes", do so -
you may learn something new. 你父母、老师或邻居在做事情时，若你经过， 询问是否可以帮助他们，若他们说“可以”，你去帮助他们 -
21. When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a
22. When someone helps you, say ”Thank you".
That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with
23. Use eating utensils
properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch
what adults do. 正确地使用餐具。若不太确信如何使用，问你父母，让他们教你，或观察其他大人是如何使用的。
24. Keep a
napkin on you lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. 用餐时，将餐巾纸放膝上，需要时用纸巾擦
25. Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
26. Usually Americans will see if there are
beef row just before dinner, today's food if there is beef row, don't drink
milk, two food eat together is so cruel. Cattle already very hard, it is to eat
grass, you drinking the milk, eat its meat was too unkind to it.
通常美国人在吃饭前会看看是否有牛肉排，今天的饭菜中如果有牛肉排，就不要喝牛奶了。 两个食物一起吃就太残忍了 。牛已经很辛苦了 ，它吃的是草，你吃它的肉还喝它的奶