Muito prazer ☺ #brazil #brazilian #firstmeet #mypleasure

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When you meet someone for the first time, it is polite to say “muito prazer” which means “my pleasure” in English. In a social setting, when you first meet someone, men shake hands and a man and woman (or two women) will kiss first on one cheek and then switch to the other cheek. Note that it’s kind of more of a cheek to cheek touch and kissing air than it is planting a big smacker on each cheek.

Also note that it is not a hug. This being said, it is also common when first meeting in a social setting to just acknowledge each other, especially if it’s across a table or some distance away. You would also say “prazer” in portuguese (i.e. pleasure to meet you).