Teeth kissing, to kiss ones teeth

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TomPalermo
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Teeth kissing, to kiss ones teeth

Post by TomPalermo » Sun May 08, 2016 11:36 am

Hi, I wondered whether in italian there was a way to describe the phenomenon of kissing ones teeth.

How could I say the following in italian:

He kisses his teeth.

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Re: Teeth kissing, to kiss ones teeth

Post by calum » Mon May 16, 2016 2:10 pm

Hi Tom,

I'm finding this a bizarre concept. Are you talking about kissing someone else's teeth?

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Re: Teeth kissing, to kiss ones teeth

Post by Peter » Mon May 16, 2016 6:06 pm

I too have not come across this concept, although I understand it is something that is associated with black people, such as West Indians. I really cannot see it having any easy translation into Italian.

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Re: Teeth kissing, to kiss ones teeth

Post by Geoff » Tue May 17, 2016 2:49 am

It appears to refer to sucking air through one's teeth while keeping the lips pursed. I would be surprised if Italians had a word or expression for such a thing but you never know.

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Re: Teeth kissing, to kiss ones teeth

Post by TomPalermo » Wed May 18, 2016 12:07 pm

That is so funny!!! :D :D

Have you never heard or seen someone kiss their teeth when irritated or frustrated.

Correct it is practiced among west indians and throughout many other cultures, and now that I live in Sicily I can see that it is something done here also.

I will ask someone here later and get back to you, perhaps their is no official term.

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