Cuando nos comunicamos, no sólo usamos las palabras; también hacemos gestos que pueden tener tanto significado como lo que decimos. Algunos son universales (como por ejemplo el pulgar para arriba), otros significan diferentes cosas en diferentes lugares. Acá, te enseñamos algunos gestos muy útiles para entender a los porteños.
When we talk, we use more than just words. We also do gestures that can be as meaningful as the words we say. Some of them are universal (such us “thumbs up”), some others mean different things in different places.
People from Buenos Aires are known for “speaking with their hands”. You might feel that we are making senseless chaotic movements but many of them are very meaningful and clear among locals.
Here, some of them.
¡Ojo! – Be careful!/Watch out!
[Pull down your lower eyelid with your index finger.]
¡Ni la más pálida idea! – I don’t know./I have no clue.[The chin flick: tilt your head back a bit and sweep the back of your fingers forward from under your chin.]
Montoncito – What the hell are you talking about?!/Just who do you think you are? [Bring all of your fingers and your thumb together with your hand pointing upward. Move your hand up and down at the wrist.]
¡Hambre! – You’re totally in the dark, out of it. You don’t know what time it is. [Bite your lower lip with your upper teeth and say: “mmmh!”]
My favorite movie: “Habana Blues”. Dir: Benito Zambrano.
Hello everybody! My name is Daniela, I go to LVStudio twice a week and Eli ask me to write something about my profession. I have studied cinema at Córdoba University during 5 years. I made several short movies and a documentary about latin American cinema. This topic is quite interesting to me because the latin American identity is a mixture of natives and European cultures. It´s hard to define, we are kind of unity into a hugh diversity.
Some years ago I watched a Spanish-cuban movie that took place in La Habana. It´s the srory of a great musician who does anything to survive in a hard context. He has the opportunity to success when some producers arrives to the island but he has to choose between stay in Cuba or go to Spain to success. If he left Cuba he can’t never came back.
I recommend to all of you this beautiful movie: the script is interesting, the views are really nice and the music is amazing.
The director, Benito Zambrano, is a Spanish cinema maker who studied for some years in one of the most important cinema university around the world: the international cinema of San Antonio de los Baños, in Cuba. In this institution is usual to take classes with very important cinema makers like Costa Gavras, Pino Solanas, Robert Redford and Francis Ford Coppola, between others.
It´s freezing now a days in Buenos Aires? So go to see a movie!!!