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Hands and gestures
Do you know these hand gestures?
| thumb one's nose ||stroke|| sign|| twiddle one's thumbs: |
|stop!||to snap ||to flick ||to drum ||to rub one's hands / one's eyes|
|no!||thumbs up (approval)||thumbs down (disapproval)||shhh!|
|Some hand gestures that are innocent gestures in your country may be rude or even obscene in other cultures. |
The thumbs-up sign (hand gesture of approval) is offensive in Iran, Afghanistan, Nigeria
A hitchhiker must not use it in these countries. (hitchhiker = auto-stoppeur)
In some countries (Middle and Far East) pointing is considered rude. It is best to indicate
The OK sign means alright in America and most of Europe.
Never do it in Greece and in some Middle Eastern countries.
|Tourists should be careful about using hand gestures while travelling abroad.|
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