The concept of a "statement" as in a "bank statement" is expressed in
various ways depending on the rest of your sentence. Typically if you ask an
instructor how to sign "bank statement" you will be told to "spell it."
Some other ways to handle it are:
1. PAPER: In the "old days" people got their bank statements as a paper
printout in the mail. Thus you may see some people sign BANK PAPER to mean
2. RECORD-[document]: The sign labeled as RECORD is also sometimes labeled
(glossed) as "PUT-DOWN." This sign means "to document something" or "to make a note."
It can mean "to make a record of" or a paper-trail. Thus a "bank statement"
could be signed as BANK RECORD-[document].
3. This next approach is unlikely but I'll list
it anyway in case you see it: ANSWER: The sign for ANSWER is
also sometimes interpreted as meaning "report" or "response." Thus you
could sign BANK MONTHLY ANSWER and it would mean a "monthly bank report."
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