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Traveling to Argentina? A Dictionary of Gestures

Speaking Argentine Spanish

Most visitors to Argentina quickly notice a large part of the Argentine style of communication relies heavily on gestos (gestures). Certainly originating partially due to the prolific Italian population, Argentine gestures have taken on a life of their own and often mean different things than their Italian counterparts.

Sin Palabras (Speechless) is a bilingual dictionary of Argentine gestures, explaining how they are made, how offensive they are, and vocabulary around the gesture.

For example, a gesture where you bring your 5 fingers to meet and quickly and closely open and close them is a gesture for being really scared.