Illustrated Guide to Italian Hand Gestures

Nov 9, 2010 8 comments

Hand gestures and body language is as vital a communication medium as spoken language itself. Gestures pre-dates any language in the world, in fact, human communication evolved from gestures. It is not uncommon for people to use gestures even to this date to convey thoughts, punctuate an expression and give it a shading that the word or phrase itself lacks. But I wasn’t aware that they were so popular among Italians until I stumbled upon the Illustrated guide to Italian popular gestures by Alfredo Cassano.




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  1. I wonder what they'd name a class about this... Second Hand? I'd sign up because talking through gestures is grand!

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  2. I love it! That's absolutely right!

  3. I knew some gestures and it looks correct to me.

  4. 100% correct. Italian guy here.

  5. they have many gesticulations by beckoning we all in our daily life are used to this kind of expressions,that is the wonder of italian.

  6. every attempt to share this just had me "liking" your page. too bad. I thought it was well done.

  7. I'm half Italian and it don't cover the half of it. Hilarious.


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