quarta-feira, 18 de abril de 2012

Today's Modern World requires Language Proficiency.
To be proficient, however, means also to acknowledge some important aspects of the dynamic process of languages. Language is marked by continuous and productive activity and change. Time, space, and people are keywords to open discussions and strength studies about different language manifestations worldwide.
First of all, it’s important to know that each culture and language has a different form of body language. Body language consists of body posture, gesture, facial expressions, eye movement. We usually interpret these signal subconsciously.
The universal (non-verbal) way to greet others is a simple handshake or wave, very common in the US, England, Australia and Canada. Also, here, in Brazil.

A handshake in front of a cloudy blue sky
A female architect and a construction worker shaking hands.

Multi-ethnic people greeting each other

There are other gestures in different parts of the world used as non-verbal greetings, such as various forms of bowing (Japan, Indonesia, China, Korea, India) embraces, applause and others.
See the pictures below and check special words and expressions related to ways of greeting people using the body.
Ukrainians are affectionate and hug and kiss.
Cheek Kissing
is a kind of greeting that indicates friendship.
Read more about a kiss on the cheek.

Learn different ways of people saying hello all over the world!

- G'day (mostly informal but including strangers pronounced gu-day)("G'day mate");
Bahamashello (formal), hi or heyello (informal), what you sayin', Buyh? (very informal - slang);
- aloha (pronounced ah-low-ha);

South African English - hoezit (pronounced howzit; informal);
English - hello (formal), hi (informal), hey (informal,) yo (informal);
French -salut (informal; silent 't'), bonjour (formal, for daytime use; 'n' as a nasal vowel), bonsoir (good evening; 'n' is a nasal vowel), bonne nuit (good night);
German - hallo (informal), Guten Tag (formal; pronounced gootan taag), Tag (very informal; pronounced taack);
South African English - hoezit (pronounced howzit; informal).

That's all for now, folks!
Colaborate with relevant information to increase knowledge and practice.
It's only the first step!!

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