How to sign shopping in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Buying goods

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the fingers of your dominant hand above the palm side of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand forward and slightly down onto the palm side of your non-dominant hand and then past it a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of shopping

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of shopping

End of Sign

Final Frame of shopping

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shopping
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 shopping
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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