How to sign approach in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Face directly

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your dominant hand closer to you and your palms oriented toward each other. Then move both hands away from yourself, opening up your hands as your move.

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Sequential Breakdown of approach

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Beginning of Sign

First Frame of approach

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for approach
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Dominant Handshape for approach
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for approach
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Non-Dominant Handshape for approach
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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