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Tiny Italian toddler wins hearts with her hilariously classic Italian rant
This hilarious toddler gesticulates with the passion of a 64-year-old Sicilian man. 😂
Elijah Chan
11.11.22

Without hearing a word, it’s pretty easy to guess this child’s cultural heritage.

She seems upset, given the seemingly long tirade of complaints she’s handing out.

And while you can’t understand everything she’s saying, you’d definitely know the answer if asked “where is this child from?”

TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde
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TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde

Vivacious, feisty, and holding her little hands into a finger purse – we’re not one to stereotype but which nationality comes to mind?

People on the internet were amused by the child.

The little girl isn’t even ten years old but she argues like an offended auntie speaking to other women of her age.

TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde
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TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde

The people were amused with how she waved her finger purse and how she pressed them under her chest.

Even if Italian isn’t your first language, you can feel the frustration and annoyance in her voice all because of the gesture.

A person over at Reddit tried to translate what she was saying.

Apparently, she was ranting to her mom about some comments she received when she wore her skirt.

The little girl complained that people were criticizing her choice of skirt.

Then, she answered them back with something along the lines of “mind your own business!”

TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde
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TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde

The mother was very supportive but we also can tell from the viral TikTok video that she was amused by how the little girl expressed herself in a very Italian way.

The Italian finger purse is one of the most iconic language-related gestures in the world.

Italians often pinch their fingers by the tips to make an upward-pointing cone.

Then, they wave the finger purse with their arms or by their wrist.

The harder they move it, the more frustrated or intense they are.

Or at least, that’s the general observable rule.

TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde
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TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde

The gesture is also called “ma che vuoi?” or “what the heck are you saying?” and it’s a common way to express annoyance and frustration.

TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde
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TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde

However, the gesture has become much more ubiquitous that it can also be seen used even in the calmest of situations. Maybe it’s something the Italians can’t help but do.

This kind of feisty energy and gesticulation is often seen in elderly Italians.

So you can only understand the amusement of the people when they saw a little girl doing it perfectly.

@giuseppe_matilde

E morta la suocera 😂😂

♬ suono originale – Istagram Matilde_vaccar

One tweet said:

“I absolutely need to have an Italian baby who gesticulates with the passion of a 64-year-old Sicilian man.”

“I want to raise my kids in Italy just so they can talk like this.” One said under the TikTok video’s comment section.

@giuseppe_matilde

♬ suono originale – Istagram Matilde_vaccar

“Whoever ate her cannoli needs to go to the corner now,” joked another.

The video has since gone viral.

It has over 7,000 likes and has been shared a couple of thousands of times.

TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde
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TikTok Screenshot - @giuseppe_matilde

And while we are so amused with this little kid and her gestures, we can’t help but think about how these kids interact if they all talk like this to each other.

Waving their little hands like uncles talking about sports or aunties arguing about recipes – wouldn’t that be a sight!

Watch this little girl’s hilariously Italian rant in the video below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

@giuseppe_matilde

Secondo voi ha ragione matilde ? #foryoupage @Giò Canaletti seguitela tutti su istragram matilde_vaccar

♬ suono originale – Istagram Matilde_vaccar

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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