How to sign 16 in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

With your hand signing the number "6", rotate your wrist back and forth a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 16
Touch the tips of your thumb and pinky finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

With your hand signing the number "6" (but with the fingertip of your pinkie slightly below the fingertip of your thumb), slide your pinkie down your thumb a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 16
Touch the tips of your thumb and pinky finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Sign the number "10" (without the normal shake associated with this sign) and then sign the number "6".

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Sequential Breakdown of 16

Beginning and End Frames

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Final Frame of 16

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 16
Touch the tips of your thumb and pinky finger together, while extending the other fingers.
Dominant Handshape for 16
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

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