Video Tutorial: Italian Gestures

Italian gestures are famous all over the world!

If you are wondering what is the meaning of the most common Italian Gestures, this video tutorial will help you understand them.

Italians use the gestures a lot to better express what they what to say or to put more emphasis on it.

However, sometimes a gesture is enough to mean something very specific and there is no need of any explanation!

As the use of gestures is a cultural feature, it might be very difficult to understand their use.

In different cultures, gesticulating a lot is considered a bad thing, especially in formal situations.

Well, in Italy that’s part of the way to speak and communicate to other people.

We can say that it is an essential part of communication!

So have a look at this funny video tutorial to learn some gestures!

 

 

As you can see, there are many nice gestures that you probably know.

Which one is the most common?

We think that probably the one used to say “Che cosa vuoi?” (What do you want?) is very well known among people from other countries.

It would be very interesting to know if the same gestures mean something different in other countries: do you use any of them in a different way?

In this case we should be very careful when we use them to avoid misunderstandings!

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If you want to practice more, don’t forget our Italian online resources.

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