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Nonverbal Communication in France

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Franziska Bevensee

on 17 June 2015

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Nonverbal Communication in France
Niya, Riya, Franziska
Bof-The Gallic shrug is (stereo)typically French-putting their hands up in a way of saying dont shoot in america
Un, deux, trois-The French system of counting on the fingers starting with the thumb
Faire la moue-The pout is another oh-so-classic French gesture
Barrons-nous-The French gesture for "let's get out of here!" is very common,patting one hand on top of the other
J'ai du nez-Tap your nose to say that you are clever or quick-thinking.
Du fric-rubbing your thumb against your other fingers indicating that something is expensive
Verre dans le nez-.A funny way to indicate that someone has had too much to drink by putting your hand in a fist and twisting it against your nose
Kinesics
In France they usually value their personal space.
France passed a decree requiring its citizenes to keep in touch with the elderly.
Their space doesn't really vary according to gender.
Proxemics
While being punctual in a business setting, in an informal setting, the French refer to Mediterranean time. When going to a dinner, it is ideal to be at least fifteen minutes late.
Chronemics
Sarcasm in France is used as an ironic mockery which is bitter, insulting, rude and nasty.
French conversations are often very loud and aggressive in general. They like to dispute and put their opinions out in the open.
Paralanguage
Gestures
Eye Contact
It is considered proper and polite to maintain almost constant eye contact with another person during a business exchange or a conversation. Also it could be a sign of flirting.
When you're talking to a stranger, eye contact is not common.
Faire la bise-Greeting friends with an exchange of kisses is perhaps the most essential French gesture.
Se serrer la main-a simple touch,grab on the hand and let go
Greetings/Haptics
The French body tends to be kept muscularly tense while walking, standing or even sitting. French people can often identify an American at a glance, purely by his/her "relaxed" posture, which can easily be deemed improperly casual and derided as "slouching."
Posture
frustration/annoyance
I don't really care
I don't believe you
You're full of it
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