gestosMany scientists say that nonverbal communication represents two-thirds of all communication.

Gestures allow individuals to communicate a variety of feelings and thoughts that sometimes are hard to express with words. Spaniards use lots of gestures in conversation. Probably you can find some of them easy to understand but maybe some others don´t exist in your country or have a completely different meaning.


We find very important to teach our students Spanish ones. Look at the pictures and their meaning below.

 estar a dos velas

 Estoy a dos velas: I am totally broke.

estar loco

¡Este tío está loco!: This guy is crazy!


estar lleno

¡Este sitio está lleno!: This place is packed!

Do you know anymore? Are there any specific gestures in your country? Let us know!