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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by prahkeitouj » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:49 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: Is the double-cheek kiss French greeting?
How about strong hug? European culture?
Not only the French. Many European cultures do the double-cheek kiss or a variation of it. I actually foolishly tried to do it to a Khmer girl is just met when I first came here. It resulted in a rather tense and awkward situation.Image[/quote]
Hehe... but you know it now. Everyone always feel awkward with new cultures. :-)
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by prahkeitouj » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:56 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
yes its it would be very unusual for a woman to kiss another womans hand
It's ok. Now I know it's not the culture.
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by kiwiincambodia » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:46 am

prahkeitouj wrote:Eskimos greeting. Do you mean this one?



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That's the Maori greeting from New Zealand PSD Kiwi was talking about.
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:54 am

This is the eskimo kiss.

Don't worry, it's safe for work.
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by kiwiincambodia » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:45 am

Username Taken wrote:This is the eskimo kiss.

Don't worry, it's safe for work.
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Samouth » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:02 am

prahkeitouj wrote:
Samouth wrote:
I had a lot of awkward moments with my female westerner friends :). They gave me hug and cheek kiss which i found so uncomfortable to do so as you mentioned above that hugging is almost taboo in Cambodia.
Hasha so your cheeks were kissed by some people already. :p hehe.... your gf will ask you how many women kissed you? :p?

I felt awkward too when my African friend gave me a double hug ( put his head on my left and right shoulder). Everyone laughed at us. I knew he make a fun, but :facepalm:
Oh actually too many hugs and kisses to remember. I think I have to go to my Facebook friend list to see how many female westerners friend I have. Believe me it is only hard for the first and second time. After that you will be fine with it. It is good to experience different culture in your own country.

Oh one thing you should know, it is really rare for male westerner to hug each other as greeting.
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:59 am

Samouth wrote:Oh one thing you should know, it is really rare for male westerner to hug each other as greeting.
You've met General Mackevili, haven't you? :bad:
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Samouth » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:12 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Samouth wrote:Oh one thing you should know, it is really rare for male westerner to hug each other as greeting.
You've met General Mackevili, haven't you? :bad:
hahaha, yes but i am not westerner.
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:57 pm

in modern times its perfectly acceptable for men to hug, espesh my friends who rarely see me anymore due to living in the kingdom and i go to greet them with a hand shake and theyre like "fuck that come here and give me a hug" haha
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Samouth » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:25 pm

I actually do the same with my friends. I should have mentioned that this is mostly for those who meet each other for the first time or slightly know each other.
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