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American Sign Language: "book"

The sign for "book" uses "flat" hands.

BOOK (use a double motion)

Sample sentence: "What is your favorite book?"

In the sentence example above, I use an almost imperceptible second movement on the sign BOOK.

Most of the time you can just open the hands once and people will know that you are referring to a book.  Technically, the sign BOOK is a noun/verb pair.  If you use a double motion it means book.  If you use a single motion it means "open book."  If you reverse the motion  by starting with the hands open and then closing them, it means "close the book" or "close your books."






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