SCARF in sign language

Printable ASL sign for SCARF
Printable

How do you sign "scraf" in ASL? Here is how!

Meaning: A length or square of fabric worn around the neck or head.

Is it a bit hard to produce this sign? Many of ASL beginners find this a bit challenging, awkwardly switching left-handed and right-handed and giggling. Now, I'm finding it a bit hard to describe it in English.

Pronunciation (sign description): Non-dominant (e.g. left-handed in this case) flat hand rests on the right chest and stays there while the dominant hand moves -- dominant loosely bent "B" hand with the fingertips in contact with the right shoulder moves in an arc motion around toward the left chest or shoulder and stops there with the dominant fingertips on it.

Whew, not that hard writing the description. I hope you find signing the word not bad, too!

Related signs

HEADSCARF, MUFFLER, DUPATTA.

Are you in ASL 101 class, currently learning a set of some vocabulary for clothes including scarf? Here are some quick links: HAT, BAG, COAT, JACKET, GLOVES, SUNGLASSES (really?).

Stay warm and safe!

Feeling lucky? Random word

Basic word starters: hello / learn / ASL / sign language / alphabet / love / I love you / please / thank you / welcome...

Search Tips and Pointers

Search/Filter: Enter a keyword in the filter/search box to see a list of available words with the "All" selection. Click on the page number if needed. Click on the blue link to look up the word. For best result, enter a partial word to see variations of the word.

Screenshot of dictionary search with notes
Screenshot of the search dictionary

Alphabetical letters: It's useful for 1) a single-letter word (such as A, B, etc.) and 2) very short words (e.g. "to", "he", etc.) to narrow down the words and pages in the list.

For best result, enter a short word in the search box, then select the alphetical letter (and page number if needed), and click on the blue link.

Screenshot of dictionary search with notes
Screenshot of the search dictionary

Don't forget to click "All" back when you search another word with a different initial letter.

If you cannot find (perhaps overlook) a word but you can still see a list of links, then keep looking until the links disappear! Sharpening your eye or maybe refine your alphabetical index skill. :)

Add a Word: This dictionary is not exhaustive; ASL signs are constantly added to the dictionary. If you don't find a word/sign, you can send your request (only if a single link doesn't show in the result).

Videos: The first video may be NOT the answer you're looking for. There are several signs for different meanings, contexts, and/or variations. Browsing all the way down to the next search box is highly recommended.

Video speed: Signing too fast in the videos? See HELP in the footer.

ASL has its own grammar and structure in sentences that works differently from English. For plurals, verb inflections, word order, etc., learn grammar in the "ASL Learn" section. For search in the dictionary, use the present-time verbs and base words. If you look for "said", look up the word "say". Likewise, if you look for an adjective word, try the noun or vice versa. E.g. The ASL signs for French and France are the same. If you look for a plural word, use a singular word.