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5. ANDÁ (A CAGAR)
Gesture: hand open, facing body, arm moves from lower position upward
Meaning: screw off, get the hell out of here
Hold your right palm open, facing your body, directly in front of your chest. Without moving your elbow, rapidly move your hand towards the right, so your hand points directly up towards the sky.
Gesture: finger pulls down lower part of eye
Meaning: keep your eyes open for crooks or being ripped off, be careful about something
Using your right index finger, lightly pull down the lower part of your right eye by curling your finger. At the same time, turn your head slightly down and to the right. This may also be used with the left eye, by reversing the directions (any time the word right appears above replace with the word left) of each step.
7. HACE TIEMPO
Gesture: vertical hand back and forth
Meaning: a long time ago
Place your hand, palm open facing toward your ear. Leave two inches between your ear and palm. Move your hand forward at the wrist, and then backward a couple times. This is similar to the action of throwing (or pump-faking) an American football. NOTE: This gesture is almost the exact same as FALTA MUCHO in the previous Argentine Gestures Post. The only major difference is that in this gesture the hand moves forward, while in the FALTA MUCHO gesture, the hand moves back.
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