This week’s cultural expertise quiz question comes from Sinan, our contributor in Turkey.
You’re a young Turk and you visit your grandfather. When you first see him you bow toward him, hold his hand lightly with his palm facing downward, kiss it and then touch your forehead on his hand as a sign of respect.
True or false?
In the last quiz we asked about the reason your French colleague writes formally by email. Here’s the answer:
C. Writing is highly prized by the French and style is important. You might imitate some of this in your writing to French colleagues as well. Even if you are on an informal tu basis in conversation, this may turn to vous when others are around or correspondence might have to be shared with third parties.
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