5 Useful Italian Hand Gestures
Hand gestures, non-verbal Italian, are used a good deal — but you must be careful with them. Many Italian hand gestures can't be used in polite society. Here are five useful, everyday hand gestures to emphasize a point you are making, or to ask a waiter for a check, or simply to comment on something, or someone.
|I'm hungry.||Tap your stomach with a straight, flat hand.|
|Perfect||Form the American "okay" sign and move your hand horizontally in the air.|
|I insist.||Point the index finger of your right hand into the open palm of your left.|
|Wonderful||Pinch fingers together, kiss them, and then open your hand|
|Check, please.||Make a scribbling gesture with one hand into the open palm of the other.|