ASL sign for: borrow

Definition: to take something from someone, with permission and with the intention of giving it back.

English has two different verbs, "borrow" and "loan", but in ASL, there are one sign which is inflected from A to B or from B to A.

Also see LOAN.

Sentence example

Gloss: BANK(ix1)/\, MONEY(ix1), IX-me CAN ix1-BORROW-me to-BUY HOUSE(ix2) LARGE

English equivalent: We can borrow money from a bank to buy this big house.

Closely observe how the signer uses spatial agreement, facial grammar, OSV, verb inflection for LOAN/BORROW.