How to sign ambulance in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you and your forearms vertical. Move your hands in a circular motion a couple of times. As you do each circle, open the fingertips of each hand. As you end each circle, you should close the fingertips back to the original handshape. This sign mimicks the lights of an ambulance flashing.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of ambulance

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of ambulance

End of Sign

Final Frame of ambulance

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for ambulance
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for ambulance
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for ambulance
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for ambulance
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

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