B@Sfhead-PalmForward B@FromSfhead-PalmForward

American Sign Language edit

Alternative forms edit

  • (moving the hand repeatedly from side to side) B@Sfhead-PalmForward Sidetoside
  • The hand may be in various handshapes, including “flat B” (with the thumb at the side), “open B” (with the thumb extended), or “5” (spread fingers).
  • The hand may be lower, e.g. at neck height, and may move in smaller or larger arcs for nuanced meanings and levels of formality.

Etymology edit

Based on a casual salute, a cross-cultural gesture that often accompanies greetings like hello.

Production edit


Interjection edit

  (ASL gloss: HELLO)

  1. hello; hi; greetings