What are some Korean hand gestures?
The immense power of South Korea’s pop culture has brought about a series of new hand gestures in the country that can be unrecognizable to foreigners. Often introduced by famous Korean singers and groups, they quickly catch on and are widely used by younger generations in particular. For example, using your arms over your head to shape a big heart is often used to say “I love you”. Squeezing your index finger and thumb creates another popular heart shape allegedly created by Kpop icon G-Dragon of Big Bang. Cross your arms like the letter X in front of your chest and you signal that something is not possible. Find out more about Korean gestures in this infographic.