American Sign Language (ASL) Series 3 Lesson 6: Finished Phrases
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
Have you finished your homework?
The movie is over.
I feel better now that I have taken the medicine.
The car is broken beyond repair.
|Signs||Description of Sign Action|
|better||Touch lips with the fingertips of the right flat hand (fingers together.) Then move the hand across the lips and to the right of the head, ending in the “a” hand position. Note: This sign’s meaning comes from the association of giving something a taste and then affirming something good with a “thumbs-up.”|
|broken||Pantomine holding a stick as if intending to break it. Snap it in half sharply downwards.|
|car||“c” hand hovers over left fist, then moves up imaginary steering column of car|
|finish, finished||Hold open hands (fingers spread) in front of chest, palms facing inward. With a sudden movement, rotate wrists so that palms face outward.|
|home||Use a closed right hand, all four fingers touching the thumb, to touch the right side of the face, first at the chin and a second time on the right cheek bone near the ear.|
|me||Point to self, mid-chest.|
|medicine||Use the right middle finger to make a small counter-clockwise circle in the left palm.|
|movie||Hold the right hand, fingers spread, slightly behind the left hand, fingers closed and palm down. Move the right hand side to side to indicate film moving through a projector.|
|now||Bend hands, palms upward, and drop both hands from chest level to the waist.|
|work||Tap the right “s” hand on the back of the left “s” hand.|
|you||Point in the direction of where someone is located. If no one is there, point to an “imaginary” person.|