Meeting nr. 1:
As stated in the preliminary plan, we decided to start off with basic greetings, pronunciations as well as different etiquettes when it comes to meeting and greeting in Denmark and Spain.
Before meeting we had already decided on what we would be teaching each other and had chosen different English words, phrases and more, which we then translated into our respective languages.
Myself and Gareth, are classmates and therefore our schedule aligns perfectly. For this particular meeting, we decided to meet after school at Solu, to enjoy the free coffee and cozy atmosphere. We were sure this would sky rocket our learning process!
Spanish (Español) English (Inglés/Engelsk) Danish (Dansk)
Hola Hello Hej
Buenos dias Good day Goddag
Buenos dias Good morning Godmorgen
Buenas tardes Good afternoon God eftermiddag
Buenas tardes Good evening God aften
¿Quieres comer? Do you want to eat? Er du sulten?
¿Hola, como estas? Hey, how are you? Hey, hvordan har du det?
¿Que tal? How is it going? Hvordan går det?
Adios Good bye Farvel
Hasta pronto See you soon Vi ses snart
Meet and greet etiquette in Spain
In Spain, the men usually greet each other by shaking hands or a hug. Meanwhile, with the women it is weird shake hands and you should give them a hug and two kisses. One kiss on each cheek.
You would usually ask, “How is the family / How is your day going?”. However, you shouldn’t necessarily expect a real reply, as it is more commonly used as a greeting. It is also common to say “Como estamos?” which essentially means “How are we”, but it is interpreted as asking someone how they are.
Meet and greet etiquette in Denmark
In Denmark, men and women greet each other in a similar matter. Usually, the first time you greet someone or formal occasions, you will shake hands. There on after, you can continue to greet each other by giving a short hug or a simple heads up.
In Denmark it’s common to use English words and therefore many greetings can consist of everything from Hey, sup, yo, what’s up and hej. Greetings like good day and so on are usually not used in a casual matter and in the morning you would only be hearing people say “ ‘morning”.
-Nicolai Søndergaard and Gareth Hunter