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  Indirect Communication

Intonation -- The music of sentences, taking your voice up and down in volume and pitch

Subtext -- The implied meaning in what people say, and how to use intonation to get across your meaning

Symbols -- Such as the OK symbol we make with our hands in the US

Gestures -- Movements we make with our bodies to show meaning

Body Language -- Different in each culture, such as how close to stand to someone, and what it means

Idioms -- Things people customarily say that don't seem to make any sense directly but which have meaning

Expressions -- Changes in our face and head to show meaning, which vary by country