American Sign Language
Hand circles heart, indicating the heart-felt nature of the experience or request.
- This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
Part of hand
Part of hand facing
|‘open B’ (Bu)
|‘open B’ (Bu) |
- When used as a noun, the hand is held briefly before and after the circling movement.
- Stokoe: B⊤ @X
- please; would you please; used in a polite request
- OpenB@Chest-PalmBack CirclesSurface BentB@Inside-PalmUp-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp BentB@Palm-FingerTipDown-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp OpenB@BackFinger-PalmDown-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown OpenB@BackWrist-PalmDown-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown
- PLEASE AGAIN SLOW (“Please repeat that slowly.”)
- (please, would you please, used in a polite request): This is the most common use for this sign. Less common uses are below.
- (please): A pleading facial expression with slightly raised eyebrows during the signing of the verb.
- (dated, transitive) to please (someone); to gratify
- (dated) to enjoy; to like
- (intransitive) to appreciate
- (to appreciate, to enjoy, to like): The sign 5@Chest-PalmBack 8@NearChest-PalmBack (“to like”) is used more frequently in this sense.
- (to appreciate, to enjoy, to like): 5@Chest-PalmBack 8@NearChest-PalmBack
- OpenB@Chest-PalmBack-OpenB@Trunk-PalmBack RoundSurface-RoundSurface (“to enjoy; to have fun”)