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PAH: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "pah! / finally / at last / eureka"
 

PAH! is an inflected version of "SUCCESSFUL" that means "Finally! At last! Eureka!" (Did it!)

This sign is known as "PAH!" The reason why it is called "PAH!" is that when doing this sign, you use a mouth movement that looks like you are saying "Pah!" In addition to the "pah" mouth movement, you also reduce the internal movement of the sign so that it isn't making the curly path and is instead making an arc that moves quickly and strongly upward.

 


Some examples of ways to use PAH!:

 

1. BIG PROJECT, I/ME FINISH PAH!

 

2. HOUSE CLEAN+ FINISH, PAH!

 

3. Person 1: YOU GRADUATE COLLEGE?

    Person 2: YES! LAST-YEAR MAY.

    Person 1: PAH!

 

4. PASS GEOMETRY CLASS, PAH!


 

PAH!

 


 

Sample sentence: I finally met him/her!

 

 


Notes: 

Also see: SUCCEED

FAMOUS

ACCOMPLISH




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