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American Sign Language:  "appear"


The right sign for "appear" depends on your meaning.



If you mean appear as in "show up" there is a specific sign for "showing up."
 

SHOW-UP or "pop-up"


Also see: SHOW-UP
Note: I've seen some ASL teachers use the "pop up" sign (above) as part of the concept of a "pop quiz."  I don't have a problem with that but personally I prefer to sign SURPRISE Q-U-I-Z instead
 



If you mean "appear" as in "it appears that..." then you should use the "SEEM" sign.

 

SEEM:

Also see: SEEM
 



If you mean "appear" as in "looks" or a person's appearance, you should use the "FACE" sign.

FACE or apearance:


 


Also see: FACE



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