How to sign adult in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand oriented away from yourself and your thumb against the side of your chin. Then, bring your hand up and touch your thumb higher up on the side of your face near your eye.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of adult

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of adult

End of Sign

Final Frame of adult

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for adult
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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