42 Hand Gestures From Around The World That Communicates More Than Verbal Words

It’s great to learn to speak a whole new language for a trip abroad, but it can take a lot of time and effort before you can converse easily. An easy approach to understanding the locals is to know the physical cues- especially considering 93% of communication is non-verbal.

There’s a tip given to travelers when they are visiting a country for the first time, especially if they aren’t well versed with the language: Smile. Since charm is not the answer to everything, Work The World made a well-charted list of gestures from around the world that might give you an insight into what a person from another nationality might be trying to tell you. Here’s your guide for when words fall short in a foreign land.


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42 Hand Gestures From Around The World That Communicates More Than Verbal Words

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