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Two kisses

Hi everybody!

 

In Spain when we meet with friends we give two kisses in the face. Specially between male-female / female-male gender or female-female. It's more common shaking hands between men. 

 

How is it in your country? I'm speacially interested about anglo saxon culture.

 

Thanks in advance!!

 

NOTE: Feel free to correct my mistakes if you want.

Feb 25, 2015 10:46 AM
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In the UK people don't really bother with greetings like this if its a friend that you see on a regular basis. Well for men anyway. You would just say hello, and then get on with whatever you met them for.

If you haven't seen the person for a while or it is the first time that you are meeting someone, you would shake their hand. Or if the person is a close friend you might give them a hug. 

 

*  Hi everybody!

In Spain when we meet with friends we give two kisses on the face. Especially between men and women, or between two women. It's more common shaking hands between men. (Shaking hands is more common between men.)

How is it in your country? I'm especially interested in Anglo Saxon culture.

Thanks in advance!!

February 25, 2015

kisses on the face, not in the face.

it's more common THAN...

 

In Canada, it's not common. In Quebec (French speaking) you'll see people do it. Any else probably comes from Europe. 

February 25, 2015

I'm English and I OCCASIONALLY hug my (male) best friend when I haven't seen him for a long time but never, ever kiss another man. Sometimes I kiss female friends on the cheek, usually in more formal situations.

February 25, 2015

In Chile we give one kiss between one man and one woman or two women. Sometimes two men give a kiss.

February 25, 2015

Kisses on the cheecks - to be correct....

 

In the UK men don't kiss other men, unless

 

- father and son

- in an intimate relationship

 

In social situations, men may kiss women on the cheek once, twice or even three times. Nobody seems to know how many! :)

February 25, 2015
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Moisés
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English, Spanish
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English