In the sign for "important" your hands start in front of your belly and arc up and out to the sides then
come together in front of your chest:
The handshape is a sideways (palm-in) "F"-hand
The sign for "important" can also mean "worthy."
If you omit the first part of the sign (the big arcing movement) and
just do the very last part of the sign (where the "F" hands come
together) using a double movement this sign can mean "worth" (as in
"the cost of or value of something."
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