The sign for "thank you" is
made by starting with the fingers of your dominant hand near your lips.
Your hand should be a "flat hand." Move your hand forward and a
bit down in the direction of the person you are thanking. Smile
(so they'll know you mean it).
Memory aid: Imagine blowing a kiss to the person you
are thanking. (Don't pucker up -- unless you'd like to get to know him better.)
The sign "THANK YOU" can also
be interpreted to mean "good." (Especially if you are holding a sandwich
in one hand.)
For more information (about the sign good, not about the sandwich) see
the "good" page.
Student: I saw a Deaf person do this sign with two hands. Does
that mean something different?
Dr. Bill: If you use two hands with this sign it means you are
"very" grateful. (Or perhaps you are signing to a large audience.)
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