In Italy, the circle formed with the thumb and first finger means: A) "OK," B) "beautiful," C) "delicious," or D) "worthless."  

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In other countries, hand gestures mean very different things than they do in America. In Italy, the "OK" hand gesture to which you are referring does not have a positive meaning. "Worthless" is the closest direct translation, but it is a very crude gesture and certainly not one for polite company. Gestures like these can cause great consternation in international relations.

For instance, in some cultures, showing the soles of one's feet to someone else is very derogatory. However, in the Western world, men will generally cross their legs in such a way that reveals one's sole. There are many examples, even in high ranking political environments, when this faux pas has been committed. Additionally, in England, the "peace" hand sign, if shown reversed (with the back of the hand outward), is a very rude gesture.

There are many of these gestures throughout the world that get lost in translation.

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In most parts of the world, the hand gesture of connecting the index finger with the thumb to create a circle signifies "okay" (or "OK" or "a-OK"). So, your best answer would be "A," although under some circumstances, it could also signify your approval over a person's looks ("B") or the quality taste of food ("C"). However, in some parts of the world, particularly Southern Europe (which could include Italy) and South America, it can be interpreted as an offensive sign. Italians also use the OK sign with both hands to signify "perfetto" or "perfection." 

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I assume that you are asking this in the context of cross-cultural communications.  Gestures like this are something that a person has to be very careful about because they can mean one thing in the person's own country and something entirely different abroad.

In the US, the sign you describe means "OK."  However, in Italy, as in many other countries, it means something else.  Of the options you have given, the right answer is "D."  As I understand it, "worthless" is actually a polite way of saying what this gesture means.  It is said to mean the same thing as showing someone the middle finger in the US.

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