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San Francisco is a hugging city. People hug friends, acquaintances and sometimes, strangers. These two people are hugging, but not all cultures are hugging cultures. Some cultures are low-touch. In a low-touch culture, people avoid touching each other. That means minimal hugging.


Hugs: one person embracing another
Low-touch: avoid physical contact
Avoid: not do something
Minimal: small amount of



Words and phrases that you just heard
Hugging cultures and non-hugging cultures
Some kiss, shake
Four different people
Now think of your day
In a hugging culture