How to sign 18 in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in a "8" handshape (but with your middle fingertip slightly below the tip of your thumb) and move your middle finger down your thumb a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 18
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Number eighteen

Sign Instructions:

With your hand signing the number "8", rotate your wrist back and forth a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 18
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle 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 "8".

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 18
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.
Dominant Handshape for 18
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

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