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stephan1



Joined: 03 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:06 pm    Post subject: How to say hello Reply with quote

Been thinking about this, is it necessary to kiss on the cheeks in French and is it different in French speaking countries ?
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Rob



Joined: 17 Apr 2005
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Location: United States

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well as I see it in France "la bise" (when they kiss on the cheeks) or however it is spelled is equivalent to our hug in America.
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stephan1



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, but would a French person be offended if I didn't kiss him or she on the cheek ?
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Julien



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No don't worry.

Usually friends kiss on the cheeks when they meet (girl/girl or boy/girl). It's much less common in a professional environment.
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stephan1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the answer I hoped for. Thanks !
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