28 February 2007

Formal or Informal?

This is from GLH's German Class Workbook. He is supposed to select whether the discussion taking place should use the formal "Sie" or the informal "du."

The first two are pretty obvious.

But we are not certain what the woman's hand is doing in the final illustration.

Is that formal or informal?

Anyone know?


CanadianSwiss said...

ROTFL! You must be kidding! I now wonder if there is such a thing as formal or informal grasping.

Un-Swiss Miss said...


Expat Traveler said...

I'd say formal if it's the same as french and I don't know who that person is...