La Bise, or the French Double-Kiss: A Guide to Greeting in Quebec

1. Identify the person you are greeting.

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Don’t worry! It’s just a greeting. You’ll run into all kinds of people in Montreal with all kinds of ways of saying hello. So what is this particular person’s approach? It’s important to note that how or whether someone does la bise may change by region. Are they on a collision course with your face? Then they’re probably going in for it. Follow suit. Don’t be afraid.