How to Talk About Hand Gestures in English
September 17, 2019
Aww yeah, welcome to another episode of RealLife
TV. Today I’m going to teach you 11 hand gestures,
so stay tuned. Is this RealLife? Ok, so the first gesture that we have is the
simple to wave. You can wave goodbye to somebody, you can wave hello. This is very common when you see somebody. Thumbs up, to put your thumb up like this.
Two thumbs up, a lot of times. You can also clap. It’s when you applause
somebody, you applause a show, for example. Another thing you can do is when you give
a high five, is when you put your hand up in the air. Let’s try this: high five. Ok. Another thing we can do is what we call
pounders. When you take your fist like this, this is pretty simple. That’s a pounder. And we have a simple handshake. It’s a handshake,
thank you very much. Ok, now another one we can do, it’s a little
bit offensive, so, if you get offended really easily, you might want to turn this off right
now. But just so you know how to express yourself when you’re talking about this, this is actually
when the middle finger goes up, the middle finger, this is to flip somebody off. So, I’m going to do an example here. So, he’s pumping his fist, now. When you pump
your fist in anger… But if that happens to you, you might want
to go peace. Chill out, man, peace. And then the final expression is namaste.
Namaste is when you bow to that divine quality in the other person, it’s a deep gesture of
peace. Ok, there you have it. So, those are 11 hand
gestures that you can use in English. Of course, it’s cross-cultural, it’s important
to understand the people you’re talking to, people you’re communicating with, but those
are some gestures that, at least in the United States and Australia, those work out just
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