Tunisian hand gestures explained for visitors

Body language and gestures can be baffling in an unfamiliar culture, so Tunisian media have published a mini dictionary to common hand gestures, that visitors to the country might find useful.

La plage de Sidi Ali El Mekki, Tunisia.

La plage de Sidi Ali El Mekki, Tunisia. Image by Ghar El Melh Photo Citizen59 / CC BY 2.0

The guide comes with video demonstrations and a ‘translation.’ It includes a head roll that means ‘keep dreaming,’ a hand flick meaning ‘yuck’ and scrunched fingers, meaning ‘wait.’ Read more: tunisia-live.net 

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