How to sign 3rd in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your hand in a "3" handshape, begin with your hand in front of you and your palm orientation down. Then rotate your wrist and move your hand slightly forward until your palm is oriented towards yourself.

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Sequential Breakdown of 3rd

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First Frame of 3rd

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 3rd
Extend your thumb, index, and middle fingers, while folding your ring and pinky fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your non-dominant in front of you and oriented towards yourself, with the index finger of your dominant hand, tap your middle finger 2 times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of 3rd

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of 3rd

End of Sign

Final Frame of 3rd

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 3rd
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for 3rd
Extend your thumb, index, and middle fingers, while folding your ring and pinky fingers into your palm.

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