In Wednesday’s article I mentioned a rude gesture from Dante.
However, being British not Italian, I admit to not being an expert on gestures, except for the one with the middle finger, of course.
What’s more, I was in rather a rush that day, and failed to properly research the subject, which I have now done…
So, the ‘Dante gesture’, otherwise known as the ‘Gesto delle fiche’ (I got that part right, at least) is illustrated on this page. Best not show the pre-schoolers that one.
Whereas the one I was thinking of can be seen at minute 2:55 of this video and is described as ‘Che vuoi?’
Go straight to that part if you’re pushed for time as the voiceover at the beginning of the video is quite hard to follow ( scroll to minute 2:55 ). From that point on, do watch a while – the actress is really good!
For anyone interested in gestures, some Italian teacher actually wrote a book about them and has done the obligatory series of YouTube videos to promote it.
Be warned: he’s included just about every possibility, so the videos are quite long. Take a look at the first one, if you have time – see how many of them you already know…
So there. Hope that makes up for Wednesday’s inattention.
No? Ma cosa vuoi?? [Gesto delle fiche]
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Almost forgot! More Dante: Canto XXVI
In which Dante meets Ulysses. Gotta be worth a look see.
The whole series is on our Literature page.
A lunedì, allora!