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American Sign Language: "arrive"

The sign for "arrive" uses flat hands ("B"-hands).  The non-dominant hand is held out away from the body with the palm angled in toward your chest and a bit upward.  The dominant hand starts near your body, palm back, and moves forward until it slaps into the palm of the non-dominant hand.

Memory aid :The right hand arrives at the left hand.

ARRIVE / get to / make it there:


(Not needed for class. No need to read.)

Question:  Is "ARRIVE" the same sign as "PROVE/proof/evidence?"

Answer:  The two signs are somewhat similar but there are some differences.  ARRIVE is angled more upright, (mostly palm-back).  PROVE starts with the non-dominant hand generally horizontal, and palm facing upward. Then the dominant hand smacks down onto the non-dominant hand and bounces up an inch or two.  Visualize the non-dominant hand representing a table or similar surface and the dominant hand representing a folder full of documents that you throw down onto the table that prove your point.

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