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STRONG, STRENTH in sign language
How to sign "strong", "strength" in American Sign Language.
Definition: Having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks; able to withstand great force or pressure.
Sometimes one-handed version, depending on the contexts. The movement may move inward or outward.
Context examples: "stay strong", "he's strong", "a strong heart", "a strong hand gripped his shoulder", and many others in general.
Context examples: "the engine of the sports car is very strong".
Meaning: extremely strong; powerful. [Signed by Kameron Freeney, 2018.]
Context examples: "the army is very powerful."
Sometimes the English word "strong" in an English phrase doesn't translate well into one these ASL signs. E.g. "a strong respect for the team". Use a different ASL word or an inflection of the word "respect".
Related signs: POWERFUL, VIGOROUS, STURDY, ROBUST, HARD.
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[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for "STRONG" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2018.