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American Sign Language: "happen" / "take place" / "occur" / "when"-(version)

HAPPEN:  Hold "index fingers" out in front of you, palms up.  Then roll your hands over so they are both facing downward.



Often this sign is used to mean the equivalent of the English phrase, "and then..."
Note: If you do this sign with a "WH-Q" (furrowed eyebrows) facial expression, it can mean "What happened?!?"
Also see: "What's up?"

Further Reading: 
See  Advanced discussion contrasting the signs "WHEN" and "HAPPEN"  (Useful but not needed for "Level-1" students.)

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