How to sign ask in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both palms against each other with all your fingers except for your thumbs facing forwards. Then, rotate your hands up until those fingers are facing upwards.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for ask
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 ask
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand close to yourself with your palm oriented away from yourself and in an "S" handshape. Move your hand away from yourself changing your handshape into a "1" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for ask
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for ask
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand close to yourself with your palm oriented away from yourself and in a "1" handshape. Move your hand away from yourself changing your handshape into an "X" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for ask
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for ask
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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