This is one that most of us know about. It gets used more than we would like to admit. It is used to describe someone that is cheap in their bargaining tactics, spending habits and / or tipping tendencies. Yes, we all know someone that probably deserves and receives this gesture, but doesn’t get the message.
Just rub your elbow with the palm of your hand.
Did you ever walk into a bar or restaurant with a Mexican and have them turn around and show this signal. It means the place is crowded or full of people. The grouping of the fingers kind of gives this one away.
And if they show you both hands this way, it is full!
Not the first one that came to your mind though.
It can mean your drink or food will show up sometime soon.
It can mean ‘its almost your turn’.
I have found it to usually mean… I’ll be back in anywhere from 2 minutes to 2 hours. It is always accompanied by a big smile, so just smile back and nod your head. This is the home of mañana.
This one simply means ‘no’.
And this one means ‘yes’. Just a simple wagging up and down of the index finger tells it all.