Social Norms in Brazil The okay gesture, a thumb up and a finger in a circle, could be interpreted as obscene. Avoid using it to prevent a misunderstanding or offending someone. Men shake hands when greeting, maintaining eye contact. Among friends, hugging and backslapping are common ways of greeting.
What do we know about Brazil culture?
11 Things Learned About Brazilian Culture From VisitingBrazilians Like To Hug. Brazilians Extremely Friendly. Brazilians Are Not All Skinny. Brazilians Are Respectful. Vinho (Wine) Is Difficult To Find In Bars, But Beer And Caiprihinias Are Plentiful. Brazilians Dont All Speak Spanish. Brazilians Eat Candy For Breakfast.More items •Jun 19, 2012
What is considered respectful in Brazil?
Brazilians are friendly and free-spirited, with an incredible zest for life. Family, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds are important to Brazilians. Meeting and Greeting. Take time to greet and say good-bye to each person present. Women kiss twice -- once on each cheek -- if they are married.