12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

Gestures play an important role in our lives. Thanks to this means of communication, people communicated before there was language and writing. Today, when the ways of communication there is no shortage of gestures continue to play an important role, but their values may vary significantly depending on cultural and religious peculiarities of the peoples. Some of the gestures that are quite acceptable to us, can cause big problems if you use them in other countries.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

This is very common, we have the gesture with an exceptionally positive can be perceived in the Middle East as an insult. There it means something like "fuck you" and is used in fights and as the last argument. This is an analogue of the Western middle finger to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, therefore beware and careful. In Greece, too, it is better not to raise thumb up, as the Greeks understand this gesture as "shut up."

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

Purely American gesture in 2019 is better not to use in the United States, as it was in the midst of racial scandal. The reason was the flash mob users of anonymous forum 4chan, which are started deliberately to spread rumors that folded ring fingers — a symbol of the racial superiority of white people over colored. To be more convincing in the course went even images of the gesture "OK" with the caption "white power" "white power". We can say that the joke failed.

But folded bagel thumb and index finger unacceptable somewhere else. For example, in Turkey the sign is typical of the party of homosexuals, and in Syria, and Brazil represents the "fifth point". In Japan, this gesture is used by street beggars, as it means "give money".

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

In Russia, the Fig itself is a gesture not too pleasant, but in the world there are countries where it is even more offensive. In Turkey, he replaces the raised middle finger, therefore, unacceptable even as a joke. But the most unfortunate idea poking fico in Thailand and Japan — these countries demonstrate the means explicitly offer sexual services.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

The Slavs wink can be interpreted in different ways, depending on the context. But in India it can only be understood as an indecent proposal. Wink on the street girl, you can be seriously affected, as in most Indian States, this means an invitation to sex. Friendly with foreign tourists Indians can show their bad side and you better get it for yourself not to experience.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

A popular symbol of friendship and peace "peace" which consists of splayed in the form of the letter "V" of the middle and index finger, liked to use Winston Churchill. But few people know that a great politician a Troll all by this gesture, as it showed it correctly. There is a difference between the deployed hand palm or back side.

Churchill showed sometimes the latter option, which means in many cultures, the wish to go on the backside. Reverse IPRs, shown in many countries, can cause a diametrically opposite reaction — instead of friendly smiles — open aggression.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

Favorite of rockers all over the world sign "goat" for some reason misunderstood in Italy. Hot Italians can surely be slapped on the neck, if you show this gesture in polite society. On the Apennine Peninsula it is considered offensive to both men and women. Moreover, good Catholics may perceive it as blasphemy, because "the goat" symbolizes Satan.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

You can cross your fingers for good luck and not worry about the reactions of others in every corner of the world, but not in Vietnam. In this country you better make sure you have no one at this moment can not see you, otherwise you may get a serious embarrassment. Crossing fingers, the Vietnamese show female genitalia and therefore, this combination is unacceptable in the presence of strangers.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

If you fold your fingers together and scratch their chin in the presence of the Italians, it can be hard to hurt them. This gesture in Italy, expresses extreme contempt for the interlocutor, something like "I spit on you." Try to keep this gesture is not broke you have even a chance meeting with the people of this country.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

This offensive gesture is not in Vogue, but that doesn't mean it can't be shown randomly, or imitating someone. Bringing the fingers of the same hands folded along the fingers of the other, in the Arab world and the Caribbean allude to raspotocje mother's companion. "Five fathers" means that somebody's mother was not too picky in relationships and therefore the title of the father of the opponent immediately claimed by five different men.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

Showing language to a child or friend at home, we're not doing anything terrible. Even an outsider would perceive such a gesture as merely a sign of your bad manners or exaltation. But in Australia, the language shown will be a serious insult and the most touchy inhabitants of Green continent can even climb into the fray.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

In Western countries, beckoning someone with the index finger, we dare not risk a misunderstanding. But in Southeast Asia it is considered offensive. In the Philippines for such a gesture can even end up in jail as for hooliganism in this country is a sign of neglect, equating man to animal.

12 popular gestures, which is abroad, you can get in the face

In most countries of the world, parting the fingers, show the number 5. It is considered quite normal, even in cafes and restaurants to indicate the number of servings or the ordered seats. But in Greece, this gesture may be considered an indignity. It is believed that this is an echo of ancient times when swindlers and thieves drove through the streets of a Greek city, and the people threw them splayed paterniani dirt and food scraps. It is not necessary to speak Greek and "high five", he did not understand.

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