ASL sign for: paper

Meaning: A material made from fibers (as of wood or cloth) and in the form of thin sheets or a sheet or piece of such material.

ASL Learner Tip: Not to confuse PAPER with SCHOOL.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat hand (handshape), palm down (orientation), in contact with the upside passive palm (location), brushes backward twice away from the passive palm (movement).

Related signs: PEN, PENCIL, BOOK, PAGE.


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