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American Sign Language:  "appear"

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

If you mean appear as in "show up" there is a specific sign for "showing up."

SHOW-UP or "pop-up"

Also see: SHOW-UP
Note: I've seen some ASL teachers use the "pop up" sign (above) as part of the concept of a "pop quiz."  I don't have a problem with that but personally I prefer to sign SURPRISE Q-U-I-Z instead

If you mean "appear" as in "it appears that..." then you should use the "SEEM" sign.



Also see: SEEM

If you mean "appear" as in "looks" or a person's appearance, you should use the "FACE" sign.

FACE or apearance:


Also see: FACE

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