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American Sign Language: "heart"

The concept of "heart" can be expressed a couple of different ways in ASL.

A good general way is to poke your chest twice with the tip of the middle finger of  a modified "five" hand  that has the middle finger bent at the large knuckle.

If you just poke once using a somewhat larger movement it means "touched" as in "I was touched by his generosity."


Version two: Draw a heart shape on your chest with the tips of both index fingers.  Start at the top center of the heart.

Version three:   Instead of using the tips of the index fingers to draw a heart on your chest, use the tips of the middle fingers of modified "five" hands that have the middle fingers bent at the large knuckle.


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