Signs for INTEREST, INTERESTED, INTERESTING
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Meaning: Wanting to learn more about something or to become involved in something.
Pronunciation/articulation: The palms of two hands are in contact together with the fingers pointing outward, rubbing alternating.
Meaning: Engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity.
Pronunciation/articulation: Two-handed "open-8" hands with the middle fingers and thumbs in contact with the upper torso or chest with the dominant hand above the non-dominant hand move forward in parallel to each other toward the "8" handshape for both hands (handshape). Sometimes, the sign is one-handed in informal register, so for a learner, be aware of not to confuse with the one-handed version with LIKE as in "enjoy".
Usage in contexts such as "I find it interesting because..." Or, "What was even interesting was that the fate of my husband..."
Contextual/semantic variation. E.g. "Oh, that's interesting". Or, "Hmm, interesting, he told me a different story."
Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "clawed-L" (handshape) with the palm in (orientation) in front of the nose (location) is drawn forward (movement) while the handshape changes into "European T".
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