Concepts back.gif (1674 bytes) drink

  ASL University ►

American Sign Language: "cheese"

The sign for "cheese" is made by bringing both hands together.  Rotate your right hand (or your dominant hand) back and forth. The left hand doesn't move.

Student: I don't really understand how to sign how to rotate?

Dr Vicars: You rotate the heel of the right hand on the palm of the left -- back and forth as if trying to press the moisture out of a piece of cheese that is within a piece of cheese cloth. The butt of the right hand stays on the palm of the left. The finger tips of the right hand swing back and forth right to left a couple times pivoting on the heel of the hand. The right hand fingers are relaxed--spread out just a titch and bent a little.   Does that help?

Student: Better =)



Want to help support ASL University?  It's easy DONATE (Thanks!)
(You don't need a PayPal account. Just look for the credit card logos and click continue.)

Another way to help is to buy something from the ASLU "Bookstore."

Want even more ASL resources?  Visit the "ASL Training Center!"  (Subscription Extension of ASLU)   CHECK IT OUT >

Bandwidth slow?  Check out "" (a free mirror of less traffic, fast access)   VISIT >


You can learn sign language (ASL) online at American Sign Language University    Dr. William Vicars