Our Travel Infographic Series today presents a great infographic that covers the different Hand Gestures Around the World. The savvy traveler is a considerate traveler. You’ll want to make sure you a socially conscious when visiting far away lands. Many times the hand gestures that you are familiar with will mean something totally different in another country or culture.
For example, the ‘Okay” hand gesture is a normal way to suggest that everything is okay when in the traveling through English speaking countries. However, in Brazil this is considered rude and insulting (hint: it does not mean ‘okay’). You may also find that even the thumbs up hand gesture has a totally new meaning when visiting Latin America, West Africa, Russia, Afghanistan, and Iran! The ‘Horn Fingers’ maybe symbolize rock and roll while in the USA, but it may mean you are telling a man his wife is cheating on him! That could create an uncomfortable situation at the next karaoke night.
Take a look below at the hilarious meanings of hand gestures from around the world!
Travel Infographic Series: Hand Gestures Around the World
Travel Infographic Series: Hand Gestures Around the World. Explore the hidden and lesser known meanings of some of your favorite and common hand gestures. Learn them now before you end up in a sticky or embarrassing situation abroad!