The ins and outs of dining etiquette around the world (12 Photos)

Japan Don’t leave a tip. Also don’t cross or lick your chopsticks. Do drink from the bowl and make sure to slurp – the louder the better!

Thailand Don’t take the last bite from the sharing bowl. Do use a fork to push food onto your spoon. Also be ready to share!

Morocco Don’t wipe your hands on your napkin use the washing basin at the end of the meal. Do scoop food with a piece of bread or use your thumb and first two fingers of your right hand.

India Don’t eat too quickly and never use your left hand. Do wash your hands before eating and also finish your whole meal.

El Salvador Don’t eat fruit with your hands. Always use utensils to eat food. Do stand when anyone comes to the table, man or woman.

China Don’t add a tip and never finish all your food. Do belch! This is considered a compliment to the chef.

Ghana Don’t eat until the eldest male does. Do eat with your hands and greet the eldest family member first.

Saudi Arabia Don’t eat with your left hand. Do sit cross-legged or kneel on one knee if the meal is served on the floor.

Colombia Don’t use a toothpick at the table or put your elbows on the table. Do pass all dishes to your left and keep your knife in your right hand and fork in your left.

Italy Don’t keep your hands in your lap, but also don’t rest your elbows on the table. Do hold your fork in your left hand and knife in the right.

Portugal Don’t ask for salt or pepper. It’s offense to a chef’s seasonings skills. Do leave a tip. Around 10% is common.

France Don’t split the bill. Offer to pay the bill in its entirety or someone else will. Do rest your wrists on the table. Use your bread to assist food to your fork and always tear off pieces.