Monday, October 18

How to Speak Italian - Part I

I received this excellent portrayal in my inbox - it is so spot-on I thought I'd repropose it here.  As my Uncle would often quip, "If you cut off your hands you'd be speechless!"  Well, consider this your encyclopedia for speaking Italian - in gestures.

Cartoon by Alfredo Cassano

9 comments:

alf said...

Grazie mille! :)

Dave514 said...

Francesca:
Good one! Also there are oral ones like, "moh, bah, and boh!"

Francesca Maggi said...

And if you want to get real fancy, try this as submitted by CuzLiz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iANRO3I30nM

It's hand-dancing to
Tu vuo' fare l'americano...!

Dave514 said...

Francesca:
That hand dancing was great!

cuz liz said...

you're welcome! :-)

La Vita Saporita said...

This is brilliant!

Francesca Maggi said...

The artist did more where that came from...so, be sure to check it out!

Harm said...

Funnnnn!

SCUOLA TOSCANA said...

Ciao!
You have very interesting post !:) We will suggest this Museum also to our students to visit !

We are language school – SCUOLA TOSCANA, situated in very center of Florencia, in front of Basilica Santa Croce and we have italian courses for foreigns! I invite you to visit our official page and our facebook and you can also follow our blog and find some fresh ideas😛 !

On our Blog we have a post of body language - gestures it Italy and that you can teach also and do the activity!

https://wordpress.com/posts/it…
http://www.scuola-toscana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/scuol…

Saluti della bella Firenze!:)