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American Sign Language: "open"


ASL has a variety of very specific signs for the concept of "open" - depending on your exact meaning. Also it is common to mime the act of opening something specific.  For instance, to describe opening a can of caviar I might mime the act of turning the crank of  "can-opener" with my right hand while holding onto the can of caviar with my left hand.  Or I might mime placing the can into an electronic can opener and pressing the button on top.

See:  DOOR (and scroll to the "open-DOOR" section.

See: WINDOW (and scroll to the "open-WINDOW" section.


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