Question: How do Vietnamese show affection?

Men and women do not show affection in public. However, members of the same sex may hold hands while walking. Always use both hands when passing an object to another person. Touching children on the head is only done by parents, grandparents, etc.

Do Vietnamese people avoid eye contact?

To convey respect and other traditional values, Vietnamese usually choose non-verbal gestures, such as gentle bows, friendly smiles, nods and by avoiding direct eye contact. Smiling is also a proper response in most situations when verbal expression is unnecessary or inappropriate.

Is avoiding eye contact rude?

In the United States, avoiding eye contact sends the message that you are uncomfortable in the situation. You may be perceived as rude, unfriendly or even arrogant. Depending on the circumstances, you may appear to be submissive or overly dominant. The balance between too little eye contact and too much is delicate.

Do Vietnamese like eye contact?

To convey respect and other traditional values, Vietnamese usually choose non-verbal gestures, such as gentle bows, friendly smiles, nods and by avoiding direct eye contact.

How do you apologize to a Vietnamese woman?

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