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EXCHANGE: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "exchange"

The sign for exchange or "swap" as in swap this for that -- is done by using modified "X" hands (that sort of look as if you are holding a "key" or a small slip of paper in your hands).  It is a weird little sign in which the hands circle each other and end up pretty much where they began.  (In real life when you exchange something you don't end up with that which you were exchanging.  So don't try to make sense of this sign.  Just do it.)

EXCHANGE / swap / replace-[version] / trade-[version]




If you want to see a sign that looks a little more straightforward, see: TRADE (which has lots of related English interpretations such as "replace," "substitute," "atone," etc.).

Also see: CHANGE


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