CURIOUS in sign language

You're curious about how to sign "curious" in American Sign Language, aren't ya?

ASL sign for "curious"

Meaning: Eager to know or learn something more.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "F" hand where the index finger and the thumb are in contact, taps twice on the front neck.

Variation (sign description): Same as above except for the movement, where the "F" hand in contact with the neck moves in a slightly circular motion.

Another meaning for "curious": strange; unusual. Use one of these synonyms: BIZARRE, FUNNY, STRANGE, ODD, PECULIAR, UNUSUAL, WEIRD, ECCENTRIC.


Related signs: Tabby and Siamese are naturally curious about their new surroundings, like a new drinking water fountain. But, they are INQUISITIVE about their timid neighbor's life -- that mouse in the hole. Siamese is a PRYING neighbor who refuses to mind their own business, asking the next-door Maine Coon questions about their new live-in housekeeper.

Language learning, language play, etc.

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Written ASL

[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.]

How to write ASL for CURIOUS

Written ASL digit for CURIOUS. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2020]

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