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More hand gestures…

by E

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March 28th, 2011

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This weeks topic is on more hand gestures used in Latin America.  Now the gesture that we are talking about today is one of those that I just can’t get the hang of.  My husband spent some time in Brazil and he is very good at this.

Bring your thumb and middle finger together at the tips.  Make sure the index finger is loosy goosy.  Throw your hand in a downward motion and quickly back up again as if you were cracking a whip.  You should hear and feel your index finger snap again the middle finger.  I’ve spent a considerable amount of time praticing and still have been unsuccessful.  I can only imagine what others who might peep in on my practice session is thinking.  Needless to say, I had to abandon my efforts.  I’m pretty sure my wrist will be sore for the next couple of days.   I guess I’ll need to find another way to express getting in trouble or ándale (as Speedy Gonzales used to say).

If you want to try this gesture out, watch the video below.  Hopefully this helps you out. This kid gets a little fancy but I think you get the idea.


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