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I once come across an article talking about hand gestures in different cultures. It says the thumb-up gesture is common in Europe as "good" ,but they are rude to Australians. Is that so, friends from Australia? Ok sigh is not proper for Brazilians. Is that true? I'd like to know more about gestures. Looking forward to your posts. Thank you!
Anonymous:hey im not really sure and i wouldnt like to say but if you go to the search engine www.google.com and then search 'different hand gestures' there are some really helpful (and interesting sites)
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Ahava_yinHow about other taboos?
Don't flick your fingers forward across your chin. In some cultures, this is offensive, the same as swearing at someone.
Akio:When we Japanese beckon someone to come here, we wave the hand like this
or like this
They are the same meaning.
I heard Westerners take the pattern1 "go away!"
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