People

Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It occupies an area of ​​159.2 km with a population of 413,290. Tallinn people enjoy spending their leisure time in numerous cultural centers, youth homes, schools, hobby schools and day centers for middle-aged and elderly. While not the most outgoing people in the world, the people of Tallinn are very friendly and kind. Global statistics show that people here go to the movies more than any other and read more books than anywhere else.

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Estonians highly regard their families as the center of their social spheres. In urban areas it is common for people living in nuclear families. People are living with extended families in rural areas, but there are exceptions. It is not uncommon for newlyweds to live with their parents for a few years, until they can fully support themselves and move out.

A hierarchy exists in Estonian society, and people tend to respect their elders with age, position and experience. People in Tallinn act very smooth and quiet. You will gain more respect if you do calm and rational, like others in general, speak quietly and not draw attention to themselves.

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The gifts are usually given for birthdays and Christmas. It does not take anything fancy or expensive. If you are invited to a house in Estonia, you should get something like flowers or chocolate. Arrive on time for your invitation and call ahead if you arrive late. Dress conservatively, and do not raise business matters.

Language

Estonia has its own language, Estonian, which has about 1 million speakers. People who visit Estonia for the first time, you will probably find language very unfamiliar. The reason is that Estonian only has some similarities with the Finnish language, since both belong to the family of Fenno-Ugric languages, or more precisely, a Baltic-Finnish languages. which has about 1 million speakers. The largest religion in this country is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia.

Greetings

In terms of greetings, they are usually very formal and executed in a particular order. Younger people initiate greetings with their elders, and men initiate greetings with the women. The correct gesture upon greeting is to stand up, shake hands and make eye contact. The most common thing to say is “tere,” simply meaning “hello” in Estonian. People expect to be addressed in the titles, “Preili” which means Miss, “Prova” means Mrs. and “Harra” means Mr. These titles should be followed by their last name. First names are reserved for people who are very close, so you should wait for this to be invited to address people that way.