French in France
Greetings and Partings
Greetings between friends and relatives vary from region to region in France. In Southern France, three kisses are given on alternate checks. In Northern France, four kisses are given and in Paris, simply two kisses from one cheek to another. These kisses are used as ways of parting as well. One does not offer a hug along with the kisses.
When a younger person greets an elder, a handshake is appropriate as well as the formal use of the second person. When meeting for business, a handshake is appropriate.
"A Formal Greeting"Transcript document:
"Greeting a Close Friend"Transcript document:
"Visiting a Close Friend"Transcript document:
"Did You Have a Good Trip?"Transcript document:
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"So, Goodbye!"Transcript document: