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New faces on campus.
The new 2nd semester exchange students have arrived ! Have you met any of them? I have. We just finished a session entitled "Culture Shock" in which we talked a bit about what foreign students notice when they come to Spain. What's the same? What's different?
. "Kissing" was one of the topics. There's a lot of kissing going on in Spain. Greeting friends. Saying good-bye to friends. In France too. And in Italy? In Mexico? In Bosnia? The exchange students from the US were surprised. "No... we keep our space.", one commented as she showed the distance people keep when meeting each other. "Maybe a hand shake. That's all." Well, this is Spain. And the exchange students will all have to get used to kissing total strangers when they're introduced or kissing a friend who's been away for a weekend. Ah, Spain.....Friendly country.
notice: notar, fijarse en
kissing: besar, dar besos en las mejillas
keep our space: mantener nuestra distancia
hand shake: dar la mano
strangers: extraños, desconocidos
introduced: presentado a
be away: estar fuera, estar alejado