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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.

Five Useful (and Polite) Italian Hand Gestures
Meaning Gesture
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.
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