Italian Gestures


As amusing as the meanings of these unique treasures in the Italian language are, nothing is quite so entertaining (in a charming way, of course) as to actually watch an Italian speak about something he or she is passionate about. This language is not just about the words, in fact, some suggest more can be said with Italian body language and gesturing than words could ever express. Gesticulating is a vital part of Italian communication, and scientists have reported about 250 specific gestures that are not only widely known, but also used regularly. Italians are zealous in everything they do, and gestures are just another way to add more brio, or vivacity to the language and culture. Oftentimes, tourists can share funny memories about watching the Italians gesture, speak and interact with each other, but to be able to understand it is an entirely new and gratifying experience.

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