Sicilian Gestures / Sizilianische Gesten App

Sizilian Gestures app LogoWir haben unsere Sizilianische Gesten App auf die Version 1.1.3 aktualisiert. Nebst den Updates für die neuen Android-Versionen haben wir ein paar Korrekturen vorgenommen.

The Sicilian Gestures app has been updated to version 1.1.3. Besides a few fixes, the code has been updated for the new Android versions.

Links

App Google Play Store (play.google.com)
Web App iPhones & Android (app.siciliangestures.net, PWAde PWAen)
Sicilian Gestures Projekt Website (siciliangestures.net)
Sicilian Gestures Promo Video (vimeo.com)

Sicilian Gestures App - a multilingual project

81 gestures of Sicily

Sicilian gestures AppIt is a heart project rooted in the past and, like an olive tree, has grown over a long period of time.

The app is available for Android and works multimedia-based.

Update 04/08/2022: We converted the app into a PWA, so it is now also available for iPhone and even Android without the need for an App Store!
Go to the project page siciliangestures.net.

Enjoy a wonderful combination of self-photographed, animated images, sound recordings and explanations in six languages (Italiano, Deutsch, English, Türkçe, Espagñol, Chinese 中文).

Share the gestures and have fun, it's for real free - no ads!

Google Play store: Sicilian Gestures – the secrets of body language
Sicilian Gestures website: siciliangestures.net (about the app, PWA for iPhone & Android)
su-pa blog: Introduction to Sicilian GesturesGestures in Sicily / La Gestualità dei Siciliani

Introduction to Sicilian Gestures

Update: We have developed an app with 81 Sicilian gestures! See the note at the end of this post.

Imagine you’re on a trip in Sicily ...

Your friend, a native Sicilian, invites you for a coffee in a bar. After a while you’re leaving together and your friend seems to be very amused. Why? What has happened during your short coffee break? He explains: „With gestures and glances everyone in the bar wondered who you are, asked where you came from, if we’re related, etc. Moreover, I caught the newest gossip about love affairs, disputes, etc. Whoever is familiar with the nuances of body language understands a situation as being sympathetic or suspect within the blink of an eye.

Why so many gestures in Sicily?

It’s difficult to say exactly when and how Sicilian body language has developed. One reason might be found in Siciliy’s dynamic history and its geographical position in the Mediterranean. During the past More...

Gestures in Sicily / La Gestualità dei Siciliani

Update: We have developed an app with 81 Sicilian gestures! See the note at the end of this post.

In Sicily gestures are used as an additional language for a long time. Sicilians are able to communicate without words! They're talking with hand signs, sometimes in combination with other parts of their body. Some examples:

"Duci duci!"

Italiano: Al bacio. Dolcissimo!
English: Sweet as a kiss.
Deutsch: Zum Küssen. Einfach süss!
繁中 (Chinese):  甜姐兒 !
More...