HelloChina | 8 | Should I Bow in China?

On this week’s podcast:
Ever have the strong urge to bow in China? Hey, we’ve all been there. When Jorge first moved to China he definitely went through it in his head. “Is it respectful to bow?” Don’t worry, you’re not completely wrong. There are some roots in Chinese culture to bowing but its definitely not something that’s done anymore.

Take a listen to the episode, see if you have gone through any of these silly faux pas and don’t forget to let us know some of your craziest stories about bowing inappropriately!

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Language Takeaway:

很重要hěn zhòngyào:very important

鞠躬jū gōng: to bow

握手wò shǒu: to shake hands

微笑wēi xiào: smile

很高兴认识你hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ: It’s nice to meet you.

久仰久仰jiǔyǎng jiǔyǎng: I’ve heard you for a long time. I’m very pleased to meet you.

拥抱yōng bào: to hug

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