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American Sign Language: "compliment"

The sign for compliment is a modified version of the sign for SCHOOL and/or CLAP.  The difference between the two signs is that the sign for compliment is done a bit softer and the contact is more from the finger area of the dominant hand to the palm area of the non-dominant hand, (not so much palm to palm contact as in the general sign for SCHOOL).

Also the sign COMPLIMENT is sometimes held a bit more out from the body -- especially if you are complimenting someone directly (done slightly in the direction of the person receiving the compliment).


Also, you could express the concept of "compliment" via other methods such as informing someone that someone else had said something POSITIVE about them or NICE about them.



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