The sign for "cup" is made by
forming your right hand into the letter "c." Place your right hand into your
uplifted left palm. Some people use a very small repeated movement. This
sign can also be used to mean "can" as in a container of food.
Suppose, for some reason, you needed to differentiate
between a cup, a glass, and a bottle. You could use a variation of "cup"
that shows a larger shape.
CUP: Uses a small double motion that starts two inches off the palm, touches the
comes up an inch then touches again.
CAN: The CUP sign can be used for the noun "CAN" as in "a can of beans."
GLASS: Uses a larger motion that starts on the palm, moves up
3 and a half inches off the palm.
"Bottle" uses a larger motion that starts on the palm and
moves about 7 to 9 inches up.
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