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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Burping (also known as belching, ructus, eruptus or eructation) is the release of gas from the digestive tract (mainly esophagus and stomach) through the mouth.

Cultural acceptance

Some cultures regard burping as acceptable in certain situations. For example, in India burping signifies satiety and signal the host that the guest has enjoyed the food and is full. In Japan, burping during a meal is considered bad manners. In others, particularly Western cultures, such as North American and European cultures, burping is also considered bad manners.

In Middle Eastern countries it is not acceptable to burp out loud, and one should silence one's burp, or at least pretend to do so.

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