Business cards

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KPD Foods
Bruno Silva
Head of Marketing
Address: Avenida Paulista 53, Bela Vista, São Paulo, 01311-914, Brazil
Tel: (+55) 11 8134 7706
Getty Telecommunications Ltd
Olivia Hoskins
International Project Manager
Address: 700 Rockville Street, Monroe, New York 10950, USA
Tel: (+1) 845 228 8396
Orion Education Services
Park Ji-Yeon
Director
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Sajik-ro-3-gil 23, 30174
Tel: (+82) 2 235-6482
ABC Travel
Rashid Khan
Sales Representative
Address: Hajar Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: (+971) 4 677 3355
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Submitted by Onur on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 11:49

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I live in Turkey. In my country, surnames are used at the end of full names.

Submitted by eshan.saif on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 20:27

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Bangladeshi people basically put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Leonardo Lisboa on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 01:49

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At the end, for example my full name is: Leonardo Vinícius Lisboa da Cruz, and I put in my business card just “Leonardo Cruz”

Submitted by Thucuoi on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 04:28

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i am from Viet Nam. My full name is Nguyen Thi Kim Thu. "Nguyen" is my family name of my Dad. so you can see, in my country, people put their surname first.

Submitted by casssioesousa on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 02:06

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In my country, Brazil, do people put their surname at the end. For example, my name Cássio Silva de Sousa. Then, the people can call me Cássio Sousa.

Submitted by mouna99 on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 15:39

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In my country people put their surname at the end

Submitted by Muhammad Bagir on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 04:16

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it depends, in my country, Indonesia, we have so many cultures.

Submitted by Nyanko Neko on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 14:03

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In my country, people always write surname fisrt and then forename at the end . For instance. My full name is Han Moc Thien, with Han is my family name of my dad or mom, Moc is my surname and Thien is my personal name

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 14:01

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In Brazil, we put the surname in the end

Submitted by Raimbek on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 03:32

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In my country we put surname at the begin

Submitted by Nam on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 14:50

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In my Viet Nam, we put the surname first and the forename at the end. For instance, My full name is Nguyen Dang Hoang Nam with Nguyen and Dang is my family name of my Dad and mom, Hoang is my surname and Nam is my personal name.

Submitted by Djoo on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 03:41

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In Tunisia, we put surname at the end.

Submitted by Melsaied264 on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 23:49

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It depends on the people themselves ,some people prefer to write their surname first but the other like to write it last .for me I always write my surname first

Submitted by REGINA OTERO on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 15:32

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In Bolivia, the surname is put at the end.

Submitted by zabiullah on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 15:50

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in my country people always put their last name or surname at the end of the name. but i always put my surname first and given name at the end.

Submitted by Yenn nguyen on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 15:29

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In VIETNAM . Surname is located at first.

Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 20:23

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In Nigeria, this is mostly specify by the person requiring such information, as majority either put it first or at the end.

Submitted by Mahmoud Gadelk… on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 16:41

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We always put surnames in the end here in Egypt.

Submitted by HMida on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 12:44

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In my country, we put our surname at the end

Submitted by upendarreddy on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 00:01

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In India, people use surname at first then name.

Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Thu, 05/03/2020 - 17:55

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In my country we put name first and surname at the end

Submitted by ademyonet on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 20:15

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In Turkey, we use first name, later surname.

Submitted by Ange Obscure on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 15:39

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In Mexico, the surname is put at the end.

Submitted by Optimist on Sat, 11/01/2020 - 23:18

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My country is Ukraine . In my country, do people put their surname first .

Submitted by serena lee on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:50

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In Vietnam, surname is located at first.

Submitted by Eswar on Thu, 02/01/2020 - 09:47

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In india Surname will put in the end.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 21/12/2019 - 14:37

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In my country, we use first name and then last name.

Submitted by Magedelabd on Wed, 18/12/2019 - 14:48

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In my country the people put their name first then the surname .

Submitted by frfandinod79 on Thu, 28/11/2019 - 12:54

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In my country usually we put the name first and then the surname

Submitted by Editanna on Wed, 16/10/2019 - 13:21

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In Hungary we use our name this way: surname and first name

Submitted by Abdelmouttalib on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 12:07

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I'm not sure, but i think it's the same. they both are true.

Submitted by Triony on Sat, 28/09/2019 - 06:40

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I am Peruvian and I work for a bakery of healthy products

Submitted by bawk san aung on Thu, 29/08/2019 - 03:21

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In my country, we have the only given name except my nationality. The surname or family name is put at front the opposite of western country for instance Ding Rin Bawk San Aung. The family name is Ding Rin and Bawk San Aung is given name

Submitted by Lameed Mohamed on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:26

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In my country we used to but our surename at the end, for ex my sure name is Alomdaa so I put it after my actual name so we write Lamees aalomdaa and so on .. Just the oppsite in Britain. .

Submitted by Hkn18 on Mon, 29/07/2019 - 20:28

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My country is Turkey. We use at the last.

Submitted by Julia Rahma on Wed, 17/07/2019 - 04:06

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In my country, Indonesia. Some people use their surname first but it depends on the situation

Submitted by Jamileh on Sat, 13/07/2019 - 06:50

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In my country pepole use their surname at first

Submitted by cittàutopica on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 21:47

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In my country people put their surname first or at the end: it depends on the context and on the various situations.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Fri, 17/05/2019 - 11:07

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In my country, the people put their surname first.

Submitted by Setareh on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 15:55

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in my country, people put their surname end and their first name first.

Submitted by randyjay on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:03

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In Our Country Most People didn't use surnames , Ex- Randika Madushan but some people have surname of their name Ex - Nalin Perera as Mr Perera

Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:02

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In sri Lanka we used from the begging our surnames but some people put their surname both first and end!

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:02

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In Sri Lanka,some people put their surname at the beginning.But some people put at the end.

Submitted by mtalebi on Sat, 20/04/2019 - 06:45

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In Iran, people put their surname at the end.

Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 19:57

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In my country, Colombia, in business cards people put their name first and then their surname. For example, Stanley Álvarez, Industry Engineer, ALV House.

Submitted by Traveler on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 17:54

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In my country Ecuador, the people put the surname in the end, after the firstname.

Submitted by MAO on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 13:47

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In Taiwan, we put our surname before our name. Commonly, the surname of ours is composed of one word and there are two words with our name.

Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Mon, 18/03/2019 - 16:12

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No they don't. In my country people put their surname at the end in business card. They put their names first, e.g. Stanley Álvarez Industry Engineer University of xxxxxxxxx. Address: xxxxxxxxxxx, Medellín - Colombia.
Hello Stanley Thanks for answering the discussion question and sharing this information about Colombia! I just wanted to explain that we removed some details from your comment to protect your privacy in line with our House Rules (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/house-rules). All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team