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Episode 02

In this episode, Carolina returns. What happened with her and Jamie? What is new in Emily's life? Plus, Adam and Rob talk about the recipes you shared after last week's show.

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How do you say hello to your friends? Do you shake hands? Kiss? Hug? Bow? Perhaps you wai ​like people do in Thailand!

Write to us in the comments and we'll discuss your answers in the next show.

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Hello Tomoaki Hachiya,

The answer is that it depends on the context. We can use the phras to mean both of these.

Generally, when we speak about a concrete event, it could be romantic or platonic:

I'm going out with Sue tonight.

 

When we speak in general terms without a time reference we understand that we are talking about a romantic relationship:

Did you hear? Paul's going out with Sue!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,

Sorry by last message, my question is oriented to know if to say "He's going out with her" to your friends is a polite phrase or have different connotation. could it offend her if she hears him? thanks

Hi jonancbr,

The phrase 'going out with (sb)' is not offensive in any way. It is a neutral to informal phrase; a more formal way to say two people are romantically involved would be to say 'Sue is seeing Paul at the moment'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I like hugs and believe in their effect on our body and souls, so when I meet my beloved friends I remember Olaf in " frozen " Disney animation saying "Hey .. I am Olaf .. and I like warm hugs" <3

great!

I usually shake hand.

Hello everybody, in polite situation, men shake their hands and women or men-women give a kiss in the cheek, but when two or more friends meet make a hug, and more large the hug if a long time has passed

hi all colleague , hope all are fine , Egyptians is more different , they always kiss each other, men with men and women with women ,even if not known each other. I'm live in Cairo , it's more modernize to other cities, but they have the same attitudes.
OK ,Thanks and good bye

Hello
You asked me " How do you say hello to your friends". when I see my friends, say Hi, How is it going? I never use bad language in my word about my close friends and I prefer to be polite and behave politely.
However If we didn't see each others for long time, we have shaken hands and hugged.

In Portugal people say "Olá" and give two kisses in the face, except when is men to men, they only shake hands (or give a hug if they know each other for a long time). But I´m from Brazil and the brazilian people say "Oi" and usually give one kiss to the face and also give a hug, but when is men to men, they also only shake hands and give hugs.

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