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Social Customs of Estonia


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“Greetings, they are usually quite formal and executed in a certain order. Younger people initiate greetings with their elders, and men initiate greetings with women. The correct gesture upon greeting is to stand up, shake hands and retain eye contact. The most common thing to say is “tere,” simply meaning “hello” in Estonian. People expect to be addressed by titles; “Preili” means Miss, “Prova” means Mrs and “Härra” means Mr. These titles should be followed by the last name. First names are reserved for people who are very close, so you must wait for this to be invited to address people this way.”



I live in Germany.

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