Why do the Italians talk with their hands so much while they are speaking?
Certainly this is a particular feature which distinguishes us from the rest of the world. But our way of
gesticulating is not only a caricature, it is something more! A lot of linguistics, sociologists, psychologists
and anthropologists from all the world have shown interest in the Italian way of gesturing.
Here’s the reason: every gesture seems to represent specific meaning, like sign language. A sort of “
support to the communication” which would render the oral language more effective and incisive. The
Italians try to communicate our thoughts and our intentions thoroughly which may be the reason why the
other countries consider us nice. Behind every gesture, the experts say, there is a series of symbologies
which is rooted in the Italian culture.
For those who love our culture and our customs and even more for those who wish to learn the Italian
language, the experts suggest to start to get to know the Italian gestures. Certainly, this is a very amusing
way to dive completely in the usages and customs of the Italian culture. On the internet, you can also find
tutors who teach how to gesticulate in an Italian way.
Once you have learned this curious way of
communication, it is possible for a foreigner to launch themself into funny conversations where, even
though they doesn’t know enough vocabulary or have perfect italian grammar, they are surprised how easy
it is to talk with Italians. Definitely, we can affirm that the Italian way of gesticulating is a vital part of
communication and is a real and proper language which defines and characterizes Italians and their culture.