How to sign rice in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Place the index finger of your non-dominant hand horizontally in front of you. Then, move the fingertips of your dominant hand across the top of your index finger while also moving your hand up and down.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of rice

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of rice

End of Sign

Final Frame of rice

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rice
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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