Italian Gestures Rap

Good morning! Buon giorno!

Today I discovered the “Italian Gestures Rap” on YouTube and I thought to share it with you. It was made by the US Consulate in Milan.

It is about a young American diplomat coming to Italy. He is disoriented because he does not understand what the Italians say. So he takes Italian lessons and he learns how to manage 16 different Italian gestures.

I never tought that “speaking with the hands” could be so difficult to understand for a foreigner. As an Italian, I have to say that I do not use the hands so frequently. When I ask for a coffee in a bar, I simply order a “caffè”. The gesture can be made when the place is crowded and it is difficult to be heard.

Enjoy the video!

Do you have similar gestures in your country too?



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