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culture shocknoun [U]

us   /ˈkʌl·tʃər ˌʃɑk/
a feeling of confusion that results from suddenly experiencing a culture with customs that are not familiar to you
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culture shocknoun [C]

uk   us  
a feeling of confusion felt by someone visiting a country or place that they do not know: It was a real culture shock to find herself in London after living on a small island.
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