ASL Lessons | Bookstore | Library | ASL University Main ►


RECENT: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "recent / recently"

RECENT:
The right index finger (if right handed) bends and unbends a couple times.
 

 

Sample sentence: RECENT TEST YOU BAD! what-REASON?

 

 

Here is the same sign from a "side view."


"Recent" functions as either an adjective or an adverb in ASL sentences but mostly it is used as an adverb:  For example: I RECENT BUY SHOES.  Would be interpreted as "I recently bought some shoes."

Now, if you want to add the adverb concept of "very" to "RECENT," you can do so by using a technique called "cs" which stands for "cheek to shoulder".
By raising your shoulder a bit and moving your cheek down toward the shoulder while signing the concept "RECENT" you are able to change the meaning of the sign to mean "very recently."

 


Notes: 

See: LATE

NEW




*  Want to help support ASL University?  It's easy
DONATE  (Thanks!)

Another way to help is to buy something from Dr. Bill's "Bookstore."


Want even more ASL resources?  Visit the "ASL Training Center!"  (Subscription Extension of ASLU)  

*  Also check out Dr. Bill's channel: www.youtube.com/billvicars
 


You can learn American Sign Language (ASL) online at American Sign Language University  
ASL resources by Lifeprint.com    Dr. William Vicars