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    How do I describe this gesture?

    I am going to pray to the God. I put my hands together and start to pray.

    The underlined phrase is not clear. How do you describe?

    Thank you.

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    Re: How do I describe this gesture?

    Quote Originally Posted by niceroy View Post
    I am going to pray to the God. I put my hands together and start to pray.

    The underlined phrase is not clear. How do you describe?

    Thank you.
    That way's fine. You could also say 'I join my hands in prayer" or - if the prayer is very fervent/heartfelt/desperate - "I clasp my hands in prayer". At nurseries the teachers just say "Hands together" (no verb). A priest might just say 'Let us pray' and join his hands; the people 'follow his lead' [=copy him].

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    Re: How do I describe this gesture?

    Hello,
    Please note I'm not a teacher.

    I think it's clear from the context.
    When said to an audience it would mean "to clap your hands"

    You could say put your hands together in prayer or hands clasped in prayer.

    Cheers
    ps Hmmm who is following who it seems I must
    write faster my posts
    Last edited by Jaskin; 18-Jan-2009 at 16:00. Reason: corrections and ps

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