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American Sign Language:  "Thank you"

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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