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NICE and/ or CLEAN

The sign for "nice" or "clean" is made by placing your left hand in front of you, palm up. 

Move the flat palm of your right hand across your left hand. 

Start by the wrist and end at the fingertips. 

Heather:  Are "CLEAN" and "NICE" the same sign?

DrBill:  Yes, they are signed the same way.  Something to note though, if you want to sign "clean-up" as in "clean up your bedroom" you would use a double motion.  (Repeat the sign to mean:  "cleaning, or clean-up.") 

See animation "nice / clean"


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Additional discussion:

In a message dated 10/19/2004 9:59:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:
Dear Dr. Vicars:
Can you please clarify what sign to use when trying to sign "clean up"?
Response:  The sign "Clean Up" uses a double movement of the sign "CLEAN / NICE."  You brush the dominant hand palm across the base hand palm twice.