In the sign "succeed" there is a bit of movement in the wrist.
You make two upward
arcs in the air. The movement in "succeed" is sort of like drawing a
cursive "w" in the air with
the tip of each index finger.
SUCCESS or SUCCEED:
Do all rockets succeed?
There is a version of "SUCCEED" that means
"Finally! At last! Eureka!
This sign is known as "Pah!" The reason why is that when doing this sign,
you must use a mouth movement that looks like you are
saying "Pah!" In addition to the "pah" mouth movement, you also
If you do the sign SUCCEED but reverse the direction of the double
rolling movement of the arcs you change the meaning of the sign from
"succeed" to instead mean "famous."
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