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284 COMMENTS

Simply fascinating. Anyway, I’d like to give you a little suggestion: in my Country the gesture that you call “rock on” represents a heavy insult.

Canardo

    …Good thing to know!

    engVid Moderator

      Because of you Emma I finished this long video snap snap! such an interesting lesson!
      Thanks a lot Emma.

      Nabil

      Body language as well as hand gestures are an integral part of getting to know the target culture.

      Kwowing perfectly well what they all mean can -in the short term- help you to understand much better the target culture. In the long run, by understanding their use, you can avoid hardships.

      Excellent topic for an English lesson!

      Regino

    :D rock on vs cornuto ;P

    corradocardano

    Thanks for the lesson. It’s clear forme,
    my teacher i am want to asky aquestion,my question is “i am want to lean by online and how to help me that ”

    please contact me my gmail “mahadgbb333@gmail.com

    mahad bahnan

In Italy we detest who quote

mescal

    Yes..! the same in Argentine, here mostly teens do a lot of gestures while speaking and are regarded as obscene behaviour…By the way, it’s a nice and funny lesson…

    deltazulu

      sorry about that, but make some gestures is better English..

      deltazulu

Does v sign mean victory also?

hoseinkeshavarz

    mean “up yours(f*c* you)

    abdelaziz kamal

Thank You so much EMMA. I was confused some of these HAND GESTURES before I watch your video. But now you clear my mind.

Subhi

GET THE BILL is totally unknown to women! And, anyway, tha last one is Mork’s way of sayng hello. Nano nano!

mescal

    Saying…

    mescal

I see that our modern culture inherited the most part of these gestures, but some of them are new for me. Thank you very much Emma!

Perfect_helen

Interesting! Thank you Emma :)

Happy04

i got 10

Zakaria2016

Thanks Emma!!!Nice video!!!Thumbs up ;)

knopfler86

it’s great thanks Emma

medovid

I did not imagine so many manners to express myself by gestures.
But I also try to learn the Italian and the body movements are important and nice.
Thank you Emma.

beernaard

Thank you Emma. your lesson is essential.

Ukrit

Thank you very much, you are the best teacher

VietNam1984

Thanks for the AWESOME lesson Emma.. \m/(O_o) u ROck!

DaZun

Emma, Thank you very much!!!!!!! Great lesson as always!

AlessandroItaly

    I do agree with you, Alessandro.

    corradocardano

Thank you very much!))) Your explanation is very interesting and is’t so difficult)

Daria Kabanova

    Hi. Write me sometimes

    Obama Djavaharlal

    Hi. Im from Tajikistan. Im watching ur videos. They are the best. They help me to improve my english. Thank You so much. Im ur fun!

    Obama Djavaharlal

    hi Daria, if you want to train english language contact me on skype: CorradoGenoa

    corradocardano

      Thank you, but i have an account in skype. Actually i am busy with my studying and haven’t free time, but thank you) (Also i learn english for myself)

      Daria Kabanova

        Thanks, maybe you have not an account… I am looking 4 someone to talk because that is the best way. Dasvidania ;)

        corradocardano

        Thank you, but i have an account in skype. Actually i am busy with my studying and haven’t free time, but thank you) (Also i learn english for myself)

        Shaik Mohammed

    hello

    maqboli

Emma ,Thank you very much in İstanbul… I am always watching your video ;)

MURAT BAKIR

Nice lesson. Most of these gestures have the same meaning in my country. Thanks!

question

Thank you!)

Assema

    As far as I can tell you are good at languages.
    I’m having a hard time trying to learn French on the Internet on my own.

    But anyway, I want to know how far I can go.

    Good luck with your English Assena.

    Regino

Thank you Emma and what an interesting lesson. By the way in Spain to swear some people might do hand gesture by doing a cross with both of the forefingers,so we don’t use the hand over our head.

carlos43

It is very interesting information. In my country most of these hand gestures have the same meaning like in western culture! thank you very much

Qazaqkyzy

Yes, it’s so interesting that in western countres all of this meanings could be expressed by gestures. And also it’s too lucky that so many countres could be decribed like western by their current culture))

Kubanez

Wow! The first brazilian here! \o/
By the way Emma, here in my country if you do the hand gesture of ‘OK’ upside down, then it will be an insult. Thanks a lot.

John B

Thanks Emma :)

Sunrise27

very useful lesson ,thanks a lot Emma for this lesson.

abdulelah

The lesson was very cultural, interesting and fun, teacher Emma. By the way, it´s weird that the okay hand gesture is not polite at all here in Brazil. Actually, it´s another Brazilian way to say something really as offensive as the middle finger. Strange!

Emanoel Pereira

the lesson is very nice, an emma describing very clearly to undestand. thnk emma

mochdie

it`s great edu clip

alisarhan

thank you.

Abdullah Barakat

Nice Lesson~ Love It

kenny koh

Thank you Emma :)

ZAHRAH- S-A

Thanks EMMA. It was really great lesson …

aquib altaf

Hi Emma,love your videos. I have a question. Why some teachers say Sports can’t be substitute with an Object Pronoun…example: Do you like basketball? Yes, I watch IT.
Yes, I watch basketball
I grew up in The U.S.A. when I was a kid and we commonly use it..

tino2012

very interesting.. thank you..

Chong Hui Ying

Thank you EMMA..I like this lesson.

Zebulon123

wonderful lesson Emma.Thanks.

tutte

There is no way I can make the last hand gesture, my fingers are too stiff for that, as though I’m playing the guitar for the first time. VERY USEFUL!

vladandevla

good teacher – cute woman ! always pleasure to watch your video-classes

SergeyIrk

Excellent class, excellent instructor, all gestures showed by you Emma was clearly and objective.
Thanks for your time and share your knowledge..
It’s the way for a better future.

Espanhol

9/10 item. Thank you for your lesson Emma. It is very interesting and very useful.

Lucia Loan

Someone knows does Emma (or another teacher) do a personal lessons via skype?

Huggabear

Thank you Emma.It is very interesting, informative and useful lesson .

anahit15

Emma you are very expressive. Great class!

EdgarMoraes

It’s good to hear you and James.

EdgarMoraes

thanks Emma, I got 10 correct out of 10.

suhail habahbeh

Thank you so much Emma, this is my topic in Classroom language lesson, but how can I dwonload this video

Ernazar

Great lesson Emma, Thanks a lot! Here, we got these kind of hand gestures but sometimes it means different things!

pablovinicius

Brazil, Canada and US, most of them is the same!

pablovinicius

    Yeah it’s true! The same meaning.

    LarissaFB

      Hello Larissa, how are you?
      I am searching someone to talk with me in English, I need practice it rs
      Would you like too?
      If you want, send me a message in my email lucas.gomes.freitas@hotmail.com or answer here.

      Lucas

        hello mate i wanna improve my language too leave your sky pe or send to me on

        kotoz

          HI Kotoz
          In the moment I can´t enter in my Skype :/
          Pass your email here
          There we could search some way to we talk together
          I am waiting for your answer

          Lucas

Thanks for teaching. Most of these gestures have the same meaning in my country. I got 8 correct out of 10. THUMBS UP Lets go!..

polathan

The funny lesson. Thanks.

legless-rover

Thank you so much Emma

asma sherif

Thank you so much for this funny and educational video!

pesengul

Just a question: i thought it was “touch the wood”.
When I was in London they used to say touching instead of knocking.
Does it sound the same?

Francescodlm

    Also I’d like to thank Emma for the clear explanation: I got 10/10.

    Francescodlm

    Yes, “touch wood” means the same thing!

    engVid Moderator

thank you so much

mary1998

Thanks for the lesson. It’s clear for mi.

Fabio Freitas

*me.
thanks Emma. Nice job. I enjoy a lot…

Fabio Freitas

Interesting lesson. Thank you Emma

edwardmessa

Thanks Emma! You are great.

Andre Ricardo

fantastic i got correct ten out of ten thnk you teacher EMMA and engvid.com

Adami Mohamed Ahmed

great, I like this video.

Jin Cai

it is great thing to know… you did well

Abdalballah

Hello Emma. During your lesson I have discovered a new meaning of “to go”. Actually you used it each time you expressed that somebody is doing a hand gesture. See you.

jpfromparis

nice lesson Emma, very funny! lol

joselyn

    Hello joselyn, how are you?
    I am searching someone to talk with me in English, I need practice it rs
    Would you like too?
    If you want, send me a message in my email
    sonerakbyk680@gmail.com

    SonerAkbyk

    Hi Joselyn!
    I want someone to practice English and Spanish with me. I am engineering studant like you :)
    Would you like to pratice? Thank u, best wishes

    Gui Taborda

Thanks for the great lesson !

sunhoek

Thanks Emma! Thumbs up!!

Lazaros

I liked this lesson so much, it was very practical , thanks a lot Emma.

Maliban

Thank you

Choipango

Good lesson. I learned a lot about the hand gestures. 👏👏👏

mrlordkelvin02

good job!

kor14

I’d like to practice my English ! I you want , add me on Skype : krloz095

Charless

Nice! We have almost the same signs in latinamerica.

cafeconaroma

very useful.Thank you, Emma

Ahmad qouzah

I like to much you class

Jamejiam

Thanks a lot but the gesture that u call rock on it means corone of satan

Prooof

thank you :)

samadagri

This two finger gesture isn’t a peace sign. It’s a Victory (V) sign. Many people misunderstand it.

artur72

Sign V means peace and victory as well.I think the hands gestures are seeing in italian culture the most visibile.They cannot speak without heands and I love it!This is very useful lesson.thx:)

pl.Natalia

I should write down on my back and on my chest:
“Officer, please, Don’t Shoot!I am disarmed!”
:))

mikekant

Hy Emma, I’m happy because in my first lesson, my score was 90.

ing.carlosaramf

good job

Abdelrahman Elhout

Thanks a lot, dear Emma! You are one of the best English teachers in the world!!!

MicGal

Thank you Emma 💜

Enesaydin91

thank you emma..

NeenaKaluti

Hello Emma,

It was a great lesson, at the same time very interesting one. Body language and gestures are important for every language and culture. They help to communication a lot. In Azerbaijan, these hand gestures are mainly the same, except we don’t use “Rock on” or “Devil’s horn.”

Best Regards,
Roya.

Roya Seferova

Good , good

González

    Good , good lesson

    González

I got 10 :)

koroglukbra

Emma you re the best!!!!!!

corradocardano

You’re amazing in explanation ^^ thaaaanks so much ♥

Yasmen A

this website is good
thanks very much engvid

islam mohammed mustafa

I got 10 thanks

jody

Thank you Emma.The last quiz gave me new hand gesture although I was wrong.

Kaungmyathtut

You doing some gestures were funny, we are accustomed with Ronnie, lol
Great lesson!

Bergvolk

very interesting, thanks

lord nacho

Emma where do you teach French? because I want you as my french teacher

Emanuelmm

Thanks a lot Emma!!

bcsibella

Thanks

trankil

Hi Emma, could you explain me all and whole?

otrebla

Thanks for an amazing lesson.

TEJALKK

Thanks for your lesson.

majed.zant

thanks

imrane

thanks for the course

imrane

Great lesson, Emma. I gave it the THUMBS UP. Here in Brazil, the “rock on” hand gesture can also mean “cuckold”. Bye!

Júlio César L Sousa

Thank you so much, Emma! This lesson is very interesting. Usually I don’t watch such long lessons, but this video is so curious :)

Elena

thank you EMMA. it was very interest lesson

mubarik ismail

very fascinating topic :D ı have 9 correct answers in this quiz :) thank you very much Emma..love you <3

sirius54

each other gestures is using in Turkey and using same meanings,too

sirius54

Thank you Emma!

Frances2

Very nice!!! I had too much fun!!!
Thanks Emma!!!

Pauluck

Thanks Emma! You are great.
‘v sign’ here we use for victory

mcubur

I just loved this video, it is really clear and interesting. Got 100 :3

addonis7

Hi Emma
I had 100. Your test is easy. About gestures, I advice to see on youtube body gestures. You will learn that a gesture can be rude. So when I talk to a foreign. I only use my voice and my smile. Kind regards love XXX Francis

vilainpetitcrapaud

Thanks Emma

yasmine nasr

Thanks emma i like this lesson very much.

vijay143

Thanks Emma. I got 100 score .

Barkha29

Thanks, you are Great!

Jose Lazzo

thanks dear teacher really good lesson

ho.hedayat

oh yeah
10/10
Thank you
by the by :Emma means mother in Hebrew
have a wonderful day

fahmymohammed

You make the lesson is easy

m s 12

Thanks a lot emma, now I know more about hand gesture in westen culture. :)

gandawinata08

Thanks

Sayed Salem

Thanks to Emma and all the EngVid teachers, the project is awesome.
Having watched this video, I can’t get why you need a gesture to show that you’re lying. Is it addressed to whom you’re speaking to or to an observer (maybe your friend in a company)?

Ruthenia

thank you Emma

mahamed gamal

I like very much your lessons Emma ! thanks a lot !

scraxth326

its Excellent

fayaz.ctl

I am from Ukraine and most of gestures have the same meaning here but some of them vary. I just felt like sharing them here.

Quotes are very rarely used here.
Crazy is somewhat similar but we usually swirl our forefinger near the temple. And the one you showed usually means a person’s thinking really hard at the moment and not to be distracted.
Never saw anyone use Okay gesture, we usually use thumbs up to say we’re pleased with something.
When we want to ”get someone” we typically just bump our fist agaist the palm and stare at a person you’re showing it to. Means someone is about to get hurt.
Never saw anyone use ”let’s drink” one here. Some people click their neck a couple of times to show that. This move is typically asociated with alcoholics. For example in a conversation someone says ”Oh, don’t mind him. This old man is just (and then then they like clank their neck a couple of times with their finger). Means they think the guy is just an alcoholic.
We don’t use our fist like that when we’re to trying to catch a ride. Usually just a regular palm.
And holy shit, I could never make that StarTrek gesture, how can people do that?! It just seems to hard to keep my fingers like that.

Anyway, this lesson was fun to watch, I enjoyed it a lot. Thank you so much, Emma.

Philontropee

    I have the same problem with the StarTrek gesture :-) Im also not able to hold my fingers like that :)

    Myska

I loved the video! Thanks.

arq.daniela

best way to learn English for me

naveennarang

I love it
I like your lesson Emma thank you very much

wefky

hello i am new between you

Nasro ze

Nice class. I would like to ask something. In Spanish, when we say somenthing and do quotes, we also remark it saying that the expression or the word is “between quotation marks”. For example: Fue, entre comillas, el mejor trabajo de mi vida.
Do you also say it in English or it is just a hands gesture?
Thanks.

Ymarcano

I got 8 thanks

cindy20

    Hi Cindy We can be friends?

    Abbas555

Thank you Emma. I love it, I do it for my first time and I got 8 of 10.

Sus

You cracked it.. Thanks for making it so simple to understand..

Sudhakargoud

The best teacher… I liked your lesson Emma

Gld28

Thanks Emma!

Pretty the same meanings in Brazil, for these hand gestures you teached.

Rubbing my hands for your next lesson!

Fabio Cicerre

    taught (not “teached”)

    Fabio Cicerre

Hello Emma.I´m a new member, so i´d like to let you knowing that I´m really enjoying yours lessons.

Helder.hsm

Previously when I saw somebody showing V sign with their palm inwards, I didn’t realize that that hand gesture was really offensive, and I guess even that guy wasn’t aware of that simply because they are certain about there being one kind of V sign in the world whatever the palm is inward or outward.

Bladedrinks

The gesture “OK” it isn’t very commom in Brazil.
“OK” has two meanings in Brazil.
“OK” is the same thing in this video, something positive.

Or “OK” upside down, it can be an insult as “fuck off”, “asshole”.

cROMADO

    Thank you for these information, I’ll Vist Brazil for the fest time in tow weeks .

    Bad boy

if you ask me i never use gestures while speaking )
but it`s quite useful lesson anyway.

KevinKoch

Hi, i’m from Thailand the almost your hand gestures are same in my country. Especially “Knock on wood” We used when talking about bad things of others and prevent those thing happened to us.

k0rnnny

Thank you very much for these important information, specifically the “L” one ,which means loser , I’ll use it specifically while I’m driving, hope no one saw this video

Bad boy

Excellent video. Thanks

MARCONE OLIVEIRA

Thank You Emma :)

ziyadmed

All of the gestures showing in the video are the same here in brazil. But is nice to know. Thank you.

JIsmar

Thank you for teaching me hand gestures. thank’s a lot Emma. <3 :D

Vicky BD

It is a funny lesson, but there are so many gestures in this lesson ,I cannot get it all at once ,so I watch this lesson twice,Now I can get it all.thank you Emma!

Bob1975

Thank you Emma, I’m learning a lot with your videos. This class was particulary fun

Andres Mora

Hi Emma, thank you so much!

bellatimor

Thanks a lot

dryaloha

Thanks a lot

Nguyen Minh Hoang

I got 100!! Thank you, Emma

Grace Jeon

THANK ^_^

DONIA MOHAMMED

Hi

good lecture…

but what is the meaning of touch wood ???

thanks

prateek

prateekfromindia

Thanks Ema ! I saw this lesson with my daughter, and we learned good gestures and bad words :O

lpsora

Thanks Emma!!! This is an amazing video!! And my score was 10/10!! I´m so happy!!

rewdonna

thanks Emma,it was a fantastic lesson

bahaafakhry

We almost use the same in Kenya

Muhudin89

SENSATIONAL … TOTALLY AWESOME

m.elsaidy

Excellent lesson!! Thanks Emma for your help..

RegisBR

interesting lesson I have ever heard. Thanks, EMMA~~!

mjy0213

Thank you so much miss emma for the lesson it’s really helpfull.

wahyu yuga

Thanks, Emma. You’re a fantastic teacher and you speak clearly. Your way to teach makes the topics easy to understand. Thank you very much!

Silvions

Emma, everyday in the morning, I used to try watching and listening your videos at least 30 minutes. In the video I really surprise meaning of “up yours” and ” V sign”. Sometimes, in daily life, we can make the mistake if you don’t understand the meaning of hand gestures. Thank you so much

lethivietnga

Thanks!!

Antonio Madrid Ruiz

pretty interesting
thank you a billion

tasneemmohsen hamoda

It was amazing…

rocimn

in my country some gestures hand that many people not understanding

muhariz261096

Thank you! What a interesting lesson.

Cong Dac Huynh

Thanks for this video.

Chintan Patel

These gestures are very closed to what we use in Egypt
Thanks very much for this lesson.
I have a question, once I noticed a gesture in a film, it looks like the money gesture but only two fingers used. I want to make sure what is its meaning. I think that it means (your wards like a violin). Is this true ?

MIbrahim-Aboushanab

So good but the last quiz wasn,t in the video..

mustafaahmed2016

Thanks Emma

ahmedsaber9191

good for me & for emma

youssef ragab

Thank you very much Emma, it really helpful

tjanar

thanks a lot emma madam.

hayazali026

Thank you Emma! You are amazing teacher!

sselengms

thak you very much emma,
your lesson is awesome .

ma.noj

amazing,i think sometime my little hand action would be more useful in daily coversation than talking, do you think so ?,thanks you a lot

Hoai Manucians

I have a question…
can we use this gestures in exams like IELTS or TOFEL????

Darshan Modi

Great lesson; thanks for new stuff, you’re very pretty with all respect

kikesmash21

Great

Abdulmajid Ahmad Al-Khatib

It’s fantastic

Abdulmajid Ahmad Al-Khatib

u r my favorite teacher ..

Barca86

Thank you so much, Emma, the lesson was really helpful. Thanks

Lodin34

Fingers crossed!!

Jayjang

Thanks Emma I really got enjoy with that lesson …BR

Abbas555

thanks but i can’t understand the lesson

Rabii

9/10 thanks a lot Emma I love you

zagor63

Very cool lesson Emma!👍

Svjatoslav

Thank you very much Emma you are so beautifull for me

Vugar Beshirov

Hi Emma
If I`d to say to go toilet .

Abdullah @123

EMMA IS GOOD TEACHER..

sanam.ic

I’m really grateful Emma, if I didn’t watch your video maybe I don’t understand what is the differences between v sign and peace sign

Hadiarah Grande98

Thanks Emma very interest and useful

mohamed afify

thaks emma for everything you are the best english teacher in the world i have ever seen

yigit ismail sarcan

thanxxx very useful :D

fex-fex

Thanks a lot. You’re a great teacher ;)

Snay

threat, fist, clasp (lobster clasp), insult (humiliate), rub

bfhaha

Wonderful lesson🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

mohamed abdelfadeel

Wow, they’re very similar to the Italian gestures :)

Silvia Filoni

In Chinese culture the V sign usually means cute,girls put their hand on face with V sign when they take pictures.

Calvin

I got 100% :D
I’m pretty glad, thanks for so useful videos and i’ll wait impatiently for the next one.

Denis-h-r

    Nice to meet you here, buddy. I’ll look forward to next video too.

    Alikmalikk70

      But i’m to be honest almost didn’t appear here for a long time.
      Now i’m just looking at youtube-channels of teachers.
      It’s certainly an useful experience.

      p.s.: Pal, it’s so stupid, you know? I mean, you know what exactly i mean )

      Denis-h-r

Thank You so much EMMA. I was confused some of these HAND GESTURES before I watch your video. But now you clear my mind

nour2

Is there native english speakers who wants to talk with me to help me improve my english?

aygultapdigli

OMG! i got 10 je3. thank you, teacher!
I want you to know also that here in the Philippines “knock on wood” has the same meaning as yours. GB

Alfred44

I got 10/10. Thank you Emma.

Eder Paula

i like this lesson

SKIKDA

I confused all everything!
I will be try to learning
Thank you so much:D

Korasit

Very good! Thanks Emma.

GgVikinho

I got 9/10! Thanks very much!!

robi75

Excellent teachers.

Thank you very much.

@lala

Very good! Thanks Emma

Blisszoeybaylon@yahoo.com

Thank you, Emma. Not just for the great lesson, but for smiling all the time!!

Ayman Esmail

Charming as always Emma..

Amira Abo Amrow

thanks

shihai182

Nice class and your hair also beautifill

sinju

Thankyou for your gesture lesson, I am enjoyed a lot. May God bless you to teach more in languages. TC.

Jackson1985

Thank you Emma :)

Cindy Venisia

You got 9 correct out of 10

M kartal

really i enjoyed, thanks Emma

saad7777

I’m very happy with these lessons.Thank you very much

mel4english

Thank you one more time, Emma! Pretty the same in Brazil, but we don’t have some, like “the loser”, for example. I did 10 out of 10 this time.

macprivera

Thanks, Emma!

Abdulateef

in our believe raising up point finger and put them in front of body it refers to God.

Bibin Sudrajat

10/10 thanks, Emma
wonderful teacher
useful lesson

Ahmed Mohamed Morad

I Got 7, it’s enough for the first time

hellya99

Yeah i got 10 :)

NATO55555

Thanks Emma

U U Thet

Thanks Emma rather interesting!

Alex-1956

very useful one ! Thankyou Emma . you are very good and polite teacher .

Anjali Verma

thanks Emma it was a interesting lecture

Prashant2000

great!! 10 of 10 before Ive watched the video.

SERGIODAVID0

very important lesson, I learn the meaning of many gestures from different cultures.

MBALLO

Thanks Mrs. Emma!

Alex-1956

Finally, I cleared my confusion related with crazy hand Gestures :)

Kareemalam

Thank you ,Emma!

woshigxf

thank you v match

shayma tarif

Western Hand gestures diffrent in Korea.
So, It is not easy. but interesting lesson.
Thank you Emma.

Byeong jin Jo

Thank you Emma, it’s very useful lesson for me.

Terrysam

The ok gesture in brazil means ”f…. you”, funny, does’n it?

Daniel Biazi

Thanks

Atrotos

Thank you Emma

damanpak

if i,bangladeshi, make my thumbs up , it will be terrible.

burhannahid

10/10. Wonderful ! Hand gestures are the interesting things. Every country have different means in the same gesture.

Jerry Gu

Thanks a lot

rushfrad

Thank you so much,i get 80%

Jakson@haou

Thanks Emma! I enjoyed this lesson!

Henrique Alves

Thamk you so much.

Mbuta51

Thank’s Emma.

Msgdy Alhaddad
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