Meeting and greeting customs

Chile

-People usuallly shake hands when they meet for the first time

-when two women first meet,they sometime give one kiss on the cheek

 “kiss the air”

-chilean men give their friends warm abrazos(hugs) or sometimes kiss woman on the cheek.

 

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