How people count with fingers in other countries

By on November 2, 2017

It’s indeed fascinating to know that although we all have a thumb, index, middle, ring finger, and the pinkie on both hands, many of us are so different when it comes to counting with the fingers.  

People in other countries show numbers with their fingers in different ways and sequence unique to their culture.

A ‘1’ gesture for the Japanese is a ‘4’ in  North America, Canada and the U.K.

Watch the clips and see for yourself.

Americans, Canadians, and people from the U.K. count the same way

 

Arabic

Chinese

Dutch

Filipino

French

German

Indian

Italian

Japanese

Russian

Spanish

Turkish

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