How to sign word in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand next to the top of the vertical index finger of your non-dominant hand. The thumb and index fingers of your dominant hand should be pointing at the top of the index finger of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand to the side until your thumb and index fingers make contact with the index finger of your non-dominant hand a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of word

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of word

End of Sign

Final Frame of word

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for word
Fold middle, ring, and pinky fingers into the palm, bring the tips of the thumb and index finger close together while keeping the index finger straight but bent at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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