To do the sign for "fine," touch your thumb to your chest. Use a "five" handshape.
This version of the sign "FINE" sign should not be used for such
things as "fee or
It also wouldn't mean "thin" or "very small."
In another version of the sign for "fine," the hand moves outward from the chest a few
Here is yet another way to sign "fine." You start an inch or two from the chest and then
touch your chest once or twice with your thumb. It is very common to use a small double
movement on this version.
If someone asks you "HOW YOU?" and you are feeling self-confident
and life is going well-- feel free to do a larger motion:
The sign "fine" is related to the concept of "cool" as in, "Hey man, that's
cool!" The sign "cool" can also mean things like, "SWELL."
Fine is also related to the sign "polite." To sign "polite," you brush the
tip of the thumb of your right five-hand twice on your chest using an upward
motion. The hand moves in a very small circle, up, out, down, back.
It is on the upward stroke that the thumb-tip touches the chest. You might
see other versions of the sign for "polite," but this is how I do it:
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