March 26 – gesture

March 26, 2019 =========

☆  gesture ジェスチャー


I’m interested in this word, what exactly is the meaning of it in Japanese – why is katakana used I wonder? In English, it has two meanings, the first one is a gesture or action that you do with your hands, face and sometimes body – as in body language.

However, it also has the important meaning of being something you say or do in order to express your feelings or attitude. For example:

She sent flowers after my mother passed away, it was such a lovely gesture.
I want to send a get ward card, as a gesture of my sympathy.
He got my name tattooed on his arm! What a romantic gesture!

Does the katakana translation also include this meaning?