How to sign 21 in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of you with your palm oriented towards yourself. Bend your thumb down towards your index finger a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of 21

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of 21

End of Sign

Final Frame of 21

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 21
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

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