Once again, Egypt has created another way of wordless communication to use amongst its people.
Let’s take Cairo for example:
Subject raises hand in air – as if to ask question in class- palms facing receiver and big smile on their face.
Usually followed by action of leaving or turning around or continuing other actions.
Means: Hello! Or Goodbye!
Hand raised midway at shoulder level – subject usually standing in the street – continually doing this downward pointing finger swirling motion.
Looks like their using their finger to mix a cup of cappuccino.
Means: Searching for Microbus transportation heading towards “Ring road”
Subject’s palm facing upwards – fingers are gathered together – hand moving up and down.
Means: Please wait or please do whatever your doing at a slower motion.
Subject’s palms are facing receiver – hand motion to and from the person and receiver – fingers open and close with motion.
Means: Subject is probably explaining something or convincing the other person with something.
Subject standing in the street gesturing hands in a triangular shape –tip of the fingers meet each other at the top.
Means: Subject in search of Microbus transportation heading towards “El Haram” area.