L'Art du Geste ( la Chironomie de QUINTILIEN ) était , à Rome , pratiqué jusqu'à l'excès ; Il est resté une composante du mode d'expression de l'Italie .ENGLISH : In ancient Rome , the Art of Gesture ( Quintilian's chironomia ) was practiced to the extreme ; it has remained a component of the mode of expression in Italy as illustrated in this sketchbook : 270 gestures , 202 italian expressions , 579 definitions , 111 références to " LA MIMICA" by Andrea de Jorio .
8 mai 2016
Ciao ! = hi !
A gesture reserved for friends , family , and other loved ones , meaning :
Hi , hello
See you later , ( good ) bye , farewell
Ciao ! ciao !
Idem , but more personal , more affectionate
1 Saluti = greetings / salutations
A gesture reserved for friends , family , and other loved ones ( with others , it is condescending )
2 Tanti saluti a casa ! = many salutations / greetings to the house !
Sarcastic or insulting : " My best to you all ! " , " Good riddance ! " , " Fascinating , Do continue "
A Gesture reserved for friends , family , and other loved ones : hi , hello , goodbye
Salve ! = hi !
B Excuse me / pardon me / sorry
C Don't move ! stop! don't go any further !
respect , courtesy , playful banter , affection , love , etc
Baciamo le mani = we kiss your hands
A sign of respect
B sign of submission
See the section F mafia F23
A to be linked , to be in league
B to be very close , lovers
C to be in step , to keep pace , to go vtogether , to go hand in hand
Andare di pari passo = to with the same step
The same meanings as B5 with very close connections
4 the ring fingers of each hand hook each other
Strong relationships of a more intimate , personal , secret nature
5 all the fingers of one hand hook those of the other hand
A they are associated , in cahoots
B they are married , in love , lovers
C a beautiful couple !
Fare l'incrocio = to cross , to combine
A to crossbreed animals , to mix genii
B to combine or associate two things
C to entwine / interwine
D a relationship based on shared interests
A all of us , all of you
C a change of situation
A you and me , you and him / her , him / her and another / the other one
B one on one
una sviolinata = one who fawns
to put on the charm , to cajole , to wheedle , to coax
to make love , to fuck
Andare a braccetto = to go arm in arm
Indicates as much to the person whose arm one takes as to others that the relationship is friendly , personal , private
Between two close people ( friends , family , etc ) : happy birthday !
sarcastic and familiar
A congratulations !
B You should be proud !
C you don't deny yourself anything , do you ?
A to be hungry
B to go get something to eat
C to eat
to be hard to digest
A to eat ( literal )
B to eat ( figurative ) : to steal , to spend , to take everything ( he cleaned me out ) , etc
A to sleep
B I'm going to take a nap
vado a fare un pisolino = I'm going to take a little nap
A to write
B to sign
C to read
D to ask for the check / bill at a restaurant or a hotel
A to come , to approach
B to leave , to move further away
A everything pertaining to time :
" What time is it ? " , " It's time ! " , " How much time is left ? " , " How much time do you need ? " , etc
I have an appointment
I'm in a hurry
B everything related to watches :
to have a watch , to not have a watch , to have forgotten one's watch , etc
" My watch has stopped / is broken / is new / etc "
A to telephone / call : Call me , I'll call / I'll call you , He'll call me ,
B Pick up the receiver
C To record the conversation
D One's action , decision , etc , is " telegraphed " ( = obvious , predictable , etc )
A it's raining , it's going to rain
B take an umbrella , do you have an umbrella ?
C in both literal and figurative senses : it's really going to ^pour ! what should we bring wjth us ?
A Two , double
B At school : may I go to the lavatory ?
Smoking : Can we smoke ? Is smoking allowed / forbidden ? Do you have / want a cigarette ?
To cut , to interrupt