How to Greet an Argentine
In this episode we talk about the way in which Argentinians kiss, and how el beso is an important ritual when two people meet (0:38). What it means if people don’t kiss when they meet each other (clue: it’s not good!), and why there may be some less offensive reasons not to (9:00).
We talk about how formal meetings such as doctors’ visits or job interviews might be have different customs and the importance of el pretón (handshake) (11:54). We also discuss various common replacements for hola, such as ¿qué decís?, ¿qué hacés?, ¿cómo andás? y ¿todo bien? (16:00).
And finally, we talk about sobrenombres or apodos (nicknames), including the typical diminutive ~ito/a forms, common terms like flaco/a and sobrenombres for people from different countries.
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