Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Scott Garrett - Gestures From Around The World.

“al-Hamdu li-llaah”
Means: "Praise be to God"
How to do it: after shaking hands, place right hand across the chest and bow head briefly. This is a sign of respect to someone of high office or an older person, such as your partner’s parents.

em tak slozhnu?”

Means: “Why so complicated?”
How to do it: reach behind head and scratch left ear with right hand or vice versa – means that something has been expressed backwards or has been made too complicated.

Gestures, as well as language and objects, can help you interact and communicate with the society that surrounds you.

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