Faire la bise

French vocabulary & translations (see all)

Want to improve your French? Test our online French lessons for free!

Definition

faire la bise : to kiss on the cheek

In France, faire la bise (giving a kiss on the cheek) is a form of greeting. In general, we greet acquaintances, and colleagues (sometimes) with a kiss. In business contexts, when meeting someone for the first time, a handshake will do.

ils se font la bise : they kiss, are kissing each other on the cheek

Examples

  • "bises.wav → des Français qui se font la bise (même les hommes se font parfois la bise)."
  • "Mais j’aime faire la bise, la bise aux hippies."
  • "bises.wav → des Français qui se font la bise (même les hommes se font parfois la bise)."

Still having difficulties with Faire la bise? Want to improve your French? Test our online French lessons and receive a free level assessment!


Do you have smart way of remembering Faire la bise? Share it with us!