Top Gestures used by Portuguese People

Top Gestures used by Portuguese People

No, this has nothing to do with Portuguese sign language. 🙂 But linguists argue that only about 30% or so of our real communication is directly through words. The rest is a combination of other linguistic elements such as intonation, pitch, volume, facial and body language.

So a few months back we started gathering what we think are the most commonly used gestures by the Portuguese.


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Obrigada, Carla

1 Comment

  1. Howard 3 years ago

    Ola, muito boa noite Carla e Marlon,
    This is fantastic!
    As someone travelling to Portugal and Brasil since the late 1970s, and teaching / working in Northern Portugal occasionally in the last ten years, wish I had seen this earlier!
    Love the podcast also – listen as I run through the Rocky Mountains here,
    muito obrigado e um grande abraço

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