El mapa de Mexico, Central America, South America, and the
Caribbean
CULTURE- EL 31 DE ENERO
MEXICO
THE CARRIBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA
EL CARIBE Y CENTROAMÉRICA
SOUTH AMERICA
SURAMÉRICA
***Which country
on the continent
does not speak
Spanish?***
Treaty of
Tordesillasdivided the new
world
LOS SALUDOS Y LOS BESOS
In many Spanish speaking countries is it
customary to greet people with ___________ in
a non-business like setting.
 Americans maintain personal space, but not in
Spanish speaking countries.
 In a business like setting a ____________ is
acceptable.

These customary greetings may also be
accompanied by a _______ or a __________.
 Men to men usually do only this, but men to
women and women to women give a
___________.

HOW MANY IN WHAT COUNTRY?
Country
Number of “besos”
Argentina
1
Bolivia
0
Chile
1
Colombia
1
El Salvador
1
España
2
Mexico
1
Paraguay
2
Puerto Rico
1
Venezuela
1 or 2
MORE INFORMATION
In _____________ women might pat the right
forearm or the shoulder of women with or without
a kiss.
 In Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Chile, they
might _________ __________ .
 What side do you kiss first?
 ¿Cómo se dice “two kisses”?

-Dos besos
- Los besos dobles
MORE PHRASES FOR ¿QUÉ PASA?
In Mexico
In Colombia
¿Qué hubo?
¿Qué onda?
LA PLAZA MAYOR IN MÉXICO, CENTROAMÉRICA,
EL CARIBE, Y SURAMÉRICA

La Plaza Mayor is to Spain as el Zócalo is to
these countries.
“Ferias”
or
festivals
can be
held
here.
Buildings like the city hall
“El Ayuntamiento “ can be
located here.
REVIEW
-If Salma Hayek (Mexico) met her friend
Penelope Cruz (Spain) in a café, how would
they greet each other?
 If Gael Garcia Bernal (Mexico) and Diego Luna
(Mexico) met in the Zocalo, how would they
greet each other?
 - Hispanics leave less interpersonal space
when greeting others? True/False

REVIEW
Men never greet with a kiss in Spanishspeaking countries? True/False
 Gender can play a role in the type of greeting?
True/False
 If two women met in Colombia, they should
exchange 2 kisses on the cheek? True/False
 Which cheek is first?
 ¿Cómo se dice “two kisses”?

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Culture- El 31 de enero