ASL sign for: cat

Definition: a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws.

Phonological variation in handshape. Either handshapes "F" or "20" are both acceptable.

Thanks to Kibe the Cat for her contribution to the video.

Gloss: mouse[left] cat[right] look-at[loc] walk-away[loc]

English equivalent: The cat looked at the mouse and walked away.

Establish the reference points for the mouse (left) and the cat (right), using spatial points, eye gaze, and body shift. The ASL verb "look-at" points towards the left (mouse). The facial expression describes the manner of the cat. The ASL verb predicate "walk-away" points towards the right, referring to the cat.

ASL printable for CAT
ASL writing for CAT

ASL written digits (two versions/handshapes) for CAT. Contributed by Adrean Clark, 2015. Later added the little circle inside the handshape.

Hmm, no words found at the moment. Try synonyms?