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BEAUTIFUL

THERE IS A BRASILIAN GESTURE IN WHICH THE RIGHT
FINGERS ARE TUGGING AT THE EARLOBE, WHICH MEANS THAT
SOMETHING WAS GOOD OR BEAUTIFUL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVED IN BRASIL FOR 6 YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BRAZIL ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): BRAZIL

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 02-12-1970

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THERE IS A BRASILIAN GESTURE IN WHICH ONE TAKES HIS
RIGHT HAND AND THROWS IT OUT, THEN DOWN, AND THEN
BACK QUICKLY WHICH MEANS "COME HERE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): BRAZIL ; SOUTH AMERICA

James Callow Keyword(s): COME HITHER GESTURE

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions

Date learned: 02-19-1970

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BRASILIAN GESTURE

THERE IS A BRASILIAN GESTURE IN WHICH ONE SHAKES HIS
OPEN HAND ABOUT EYE LEVEL WHICH MEANS THAT "THE FOOD
IS DELICIOUS."

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LIVED IN BRASIL FOR SIX YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): BRAZIL

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
SPEECH -- Eating

Date learned: 02-17-1970

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