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Old Oct 4th 2016, 9:25 pm
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Hi can anyone please advise me on which cheek I should start on when I greet someone in Spain? I live in the UK but I am travelling to Spain a lot and stay with a Spanish family. They have now started to greet me with the cheek kiss and I am not sure which side I should approach first.

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Not too sure but it seems to be left first. can't honestly say I've noticed because it happens automatically.
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Left then right. So your right cheek is against their right cheek initially and then your left cheek against their left cheek.

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Presume we're discussing the face here?
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Presume we're discussing the face here?
I'm saying nowt
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Originally Posted by Rosemary
Left then right. So your right cheek is against their right cheek initially and then your left cheek against their left cheek.

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So right then left in reality. ;-)
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Originally Posted by Rosemary
Left then right. So your right cheek is against their right cheek initially and then your left cheek against their left cheek.

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Right to right, left to left .
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Isn't that the Hokey Cokey?
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The opposite way to the Italians, as I embarrassingly found out once (we somehow met in the middle!)
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Originally Posted by chopera
The opposite way to the Italians, as I embarrassingly found out once (we somehow met in the middle!)
Yeah, right - that's your story!
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Hi, thanks to everyone for the advice. Luckily I have gone in the right direction if it is your right cheek first and then the left.

Last edited by pickle04; Oct 5th 2016 at 4:13 am. Reason: spelling error
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Originally Posted by chopera
The opposite way to the Italians, as I embarrassingly found out once (we somehow met in the middle!)
The Italian version includes the obligatory buttock grope!
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Originally Posted by Fred James
The Italian version includes the obligatory buttock grope!
With the left or right hand?
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Originally Posted by chopera
The opposite way to the Italians, as I embarrassingly found out once (we somehow met in the middle!)
A face crash.
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Don't let it get to this stage, or you'll probably have men in white coats coming to take you away, ha ha.


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