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french culture and travel

mariam-n2 January 17, 2013, 2:39 pm
as i have learnt before when greeting in french u have to shake the hands of each and every one ur greeting but what if am just asking for direction am i supposed to shake the hands of who ever am inquiring from or do i have shake it if they forward it first
french culture and travel
Marie-Claire-Riviere February 3, 2013, 4:52 am
Bonjour mariam,

If you are asking a stranger for directions then you would not be required to shake hands with them. Simply say "Excusez-nous" or "Excusez-moi" (depending or whether you are with people or alone) and then carry on with your question.

I hope this helps!

- Marie-Claire
french culture and travel

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