42 unique hand gestures from around the world and what they mean

It may seem daunting to travel abroad, especially if there’s a language barrier between you and the locals.

But instead of cramming a few phrases last minute, you can quickly learn how to communicate without having to speak a word.

All you have to do is master a few simple hand gestures — however, since what gestures mean varies from place to place, take a look at this useful infographic created by Work The World that decodes 42 different hand movements used around the world.

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