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  • Sequence of Movement

    Both discussion partners are facing each other. The hand of the person addressed is placed in one's own, resting between one's thumb and the remaining fingers. The four fingers lying on the back of the person's hand are now raised and lowered onto the back of the hand. This works like a kind of knocking sign. After the first raising and lowering movement, a minimal pause is made, and the four to five subsequent movement units follow each other quickly.

    Area of Use

     Germany

     International

  • Sequence of Movement

    The interlocutor taps several times with the flat hand on the right shoulder blade of the person addressed.

    Area of Use

     Germany

     International

  • Sequence of Movement

    The discussion partners sit down opposite each other. The interlocutor types several times with the whole hand on the upper knee of the person addressed.

    Area of Use

     Germany

     International

IS: nod

Nod (IS)

Agreeing by briefly lowering and raising the head [several times].

Example

Yes (nodding), I would like a cup of tea.