How to sign age in American Sign Language

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Years lived

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your chin with the thumb side of your hand closest to your face. Then bring your hand slightly down 2 times changing your handshape to an "S" handshape each time.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of age

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of age

End of Sign

Final Frame of age

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for age
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.
Dominant Handshape for age
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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