How to sign Australia in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

The country

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you and next to each other while close to your body. Then move your hands away from yourself, while slightly moving them up then down, and changing your handshapes from "8" handshapes to "5" handshapes.

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Sequential Breakdown of Australia

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of Australia

End of Sign

Final Frame of Australia

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for Australia
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for Australia
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for Australia
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for Australia
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

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