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Faire la bise – French culture

Faire la bise - French culture

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The way to “faire la bise” is to gently touch your cheek with the cheek of the other person and noisily kiss the air.

 

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  Vrai/True Faux/False
« faire la bise »  veut dire que vous embrassez quelqu’un sur la joue pour lui dire « bonjour » ou « au revoir »“faire la bise” means to kiss someone on the cheek to say “hi” or “bye”
Les hommes ne s’embrassent jamaisMen never kiss one another
Dans une réunion, il vaut sans doute mieux serrer la main que d’embrasserIn a business meeting, it is probably more appropriate to shake hands than to kiss someone on the cheek

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“faire la bise” means to kiss someone on the cheek to say “hi” or “bye”

 
Men never kiss one another

Men may kiss one another

In a business meeting, it is probably more appropriate to shake hands than to kiss someone on the cheek

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