How to sign down in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Downward direction

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of you with a "1" handshape and your index finger facing down. Then, move your hand down.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of down

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of down

End of Sign

Final Frame of down

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for down
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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