19 March 2010

DUTCH CULTURE: GReeTings

WHen to say "HELLO"?
This is one of Dutch cultures which I like...GReeTinGs. They greet everyone ... strangers and young ones.
When you meet family members and friends you give THREE KISSES of course on the cheek and guys they shake hands.
They have differents way in saying "hello"
When you meet people on the street or anywhere during
daytime: You will say "DAG" (which means hello) to older people
"hallo" or "hoi" to people at your age
or "Goedemorgen"  (which means Good morning) to everyone.
night time: You will greet "Goedeavond" means Good evening.
When you get into a bus, the driver will greet you and so you do the same.
When you are in the store. The cashier greets you.
THEY ALWAYS SAY HELLO, GOOD MORNING OR GOOD EVENING.
THEY ALWAYS SAY GOODBYE
THEY ALWAYS SAY GOODNIGHT.
THEY ALWAYS GREET EACH OTHER.
Do you have any practices in your country which you think you must be proud of?

1 smart remarks:

Me Monday, March 22, 2010  

thanks for sharing your culture...

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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