QUOTE (Masaru13th @ Feb 20 2012, 11:30 PM)
actually when bowing you make a 35~40 degree angle (when you greet adults, people who are older than you), when you talking to the public you'll need to greet them by bowing a 45 degree angle, its hard to be Vietnamese, so nowaday most Vietnamese almost forgot all about this. They bow only 25~30 just like greeting to their friends, i usually called them "vô giáo dục" or "man".
i was born in a very traditional family so i was taught those bowing rules.
This is how the old woman in the clip above tried to correct her, but shes didn't realise it though, because it is in a movie the bà bà doesn't want to make a fuss. If it was i, it is a different story.
3 different versions of bow
- Kids bow to adults and elders: cross their arms then bow, the longer and the degree show respect
- Adults bow to elders
- Adults bow to Adult, friendly greeting.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQP1DxojRUM
at 4:38 that how Vietnamese greet