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ITALIAN HAND GESTURESAND BODY LANGUAGE

Arnold TompsonLuton Sixth Form College

In a conversation, the non-verbal speaking interacts with our listener more than expected.The body language can show your real intent more than what words can convey.

Do you know what these attitudes mean?NON-VERBAL ATTITUDES

I am considering your opinion

I am refusing your ideas

I like what you are saying

I know a lot about this matter

Im holding back my anger

I am feeling involved in it

Whats good to know about Italian languageOver the 40% of Italian words, phrases and idioms can be efficiently converted into body language and Italian people use it very often.In Italy if you dont use gesture while speaking youre considered a foreigner, even if you are not! But.If you overuse gesture, youre considered bad-mannered and youll be criticised for being kind of rude.LETS SEE THE 19 SURVIVAL CLUES FOR BEING PERFECT ITALIAN SPEAKERS

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Im so hungry!!Ho fame!!

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Are you crazy?!?Sei matto!?!

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Do you understand me?!Mi capisci?!

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Thats perfectPerfetto!

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Very sly!Che furbo!Be carefulSta attento

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What the hell are you saying?Ma cosa stai dicendo?

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Boh, who knowsBoh, chi lo sa

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Got noneNiente da fareIts over/they ran out of itE finita/non ce n pi

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If I catch youSe ti prendo

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Money / Thats richSoldi / E ricco

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Come over hereVieni qui

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A long time agoTanto tempo fa

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Very stubborn!Testa dura!Im gonna put up a fight!Adesso ti pesto!

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THE POINTS IN A SPEECHI PUNTI DEL DISCORSO

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Let me explainOra ti spiego

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Mmmhso tastefulMmmhche buono

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Who the hell said it?!?Ma chi lha detto?!?

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Shall we leave?Ce ne andiamo?Go away!Vattene!

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Forget about itScordatelo

Lets watch now real Italian perfomers showing us gestures and facial expressions.

Can you guess what these people mean?

According to social surveys, the 60% of ordinary people in Mediterranean countries include swear words in their oral speeches.

Would you like to know some?If yeslets continue!

Just to sum up what weve been learning todayhave a look at these two British men flying to Italy