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What hand gestures mean in different countries

Hand gestures are a great way of reinforcing what you’re saying, but caution…as they may mean different things in different cultures.   Thumbs up This widely recognised sign of approval or agreement is actually used as an insult in Bangladesh. In certain parts of the Middle East, thumbs-up is definitely a highly offensive thumbs-down. The

A journey through Italian dialects and languages

“A language is a dialect with an army and navy.” — Max Weinreich, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Did you know that Italy is incredibly rich in terms of dialects and languages? You may be wondering what the difference between a language and a dialect is. Well, a dialect is a variety of a language that