The sign for "help" is
made by closing your left hand into an "A." Place the outstretched palm of
your right hand under the left "A" hand and raise both hands. Note:
Some people do this sign by placing the right "A" hand on the left palm. (Do
it however your local teacher or Deaf friends do it.)
HELP: "Do you need help?"
Sample sentence: "Did your mom help you learn to read?"
= YOUR MOM HELP-you LEARN READ?
Note: The sign for HELP is
If you start it near yourself and move it toward someone else in and up,
forward, then down arch it means "I will help you" or "I helped you" or (if you
do it with raised eyebrows) "Do you want me to help you?" You don't need
separate signs for "ME" and "YOU."
If you are talking to someone in front of you and start the sign off to the
right of you and bring it nearer to you it means, "he-HELP-me."
If you start the sign near the other person and bring it toward yourself it
means: "You help me." If you do it with raised eyebrows, "Will you help
Example: "Would you mind helping me tomorrow?"
= TOMORROW you-HELP-me you-MIND?
Some people do the sign "help" with an "S" hand. I don't do it like that.
Neither does my wife. She really doesn't like the "S" variation. So
if you are taking her class you should really not do it that
HELP (variation) (not recommended)
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