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American Sign Language: "get"

The right sign for "get" depends on your meaning.

The generic sign "GET" starts with your hands in loose, open, claw shapes held away from the body.  Pull your hands back towards your body and change them so they become "S" hands.

GET/acquire / receive / obtain:


Sample sentence: "Where does milk come from? How do we get it?"



If you want to say something like "I finally got it" or "it occurred to me suddenly" you would not use the sign "GET" instead you'd use the sign "HIT."  This is also true for a situation in which a person suddenly came down with the flu as in, "I got hit with the flu last weekend."



Also If you are going to sign "The boy got sick" you could use the sign "become."


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