ASL sign for: listen

Definition: Definition: to give one's attention to a visue; to give attention with the eye; attend closely for the purpose of h-eyeing.

[Video contributed by Tad Keller, 2018.]

Definition: to give one's attention to a sound; to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing.

Note that there are two ASL signs for one English word 'listen' (the difference by location of the signs). One relates to listening via eye and another via ear.

Sentence example

Gloss: HER LIFE/\, IX1 TELL-STORY(ix1) ME LISTEN-to.

English equivalent: She told me the story of her life.

Raise eyebrows in topicalization (HER LIFE).

The gloss LISTEN has sign variations thus different meanings in contexts. In this video, it refers to listening with eyes, not ears.