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SWEET in sign language
Here is how to sign 'sweet' in American Sign Language.
ASL signs for SWEET
With two variations of movement, which to use one movement or two repetitions? It depends. Observe how deaf people use them in contexts.
Meaning: Having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salty, sour, or bitter.
Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant upright "B-thumb" handshape, palm in, in contact with the chin with the tips of the fingers, brush down once, becoming bent "B-thumb" or "15" handshape.
When conveying "very sweet", the movement is a bit firmer and quicker with a facial expression (intonation).
Context/usage examples (as always, remember to translate as ASL is not English): "the cake's icing is too sweet"
Meaning: (of a person or action) pleasant and kind or thoughtful; gentle; gentle-hearted.
Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant upright "B-thumb" handshape, palm in, in contact with the chin with the tips of the fingers, brush down twice, becoming bent "B-thumb" or "15" handshape.
Learner tip: Don't confuse this sign with DIABETE.
Usage examples: "Oh, thank you, you're such sweet".
Opposite: SOUR, BITTER. If you're on the hinge between sour and sweet, maybe you're BITTERSWEET. :)
[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.]
ASLwrite by Adrean Clark.