How to sign bear in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Large mammal

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands on your chest with your arms crossed at the wrist and your palms oriented towards yourself. Then, curl in all of your fingers a couple of times in unison.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of bear

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of bear

End of Sign

Final Frame of bear

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for bear
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for bear
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for bear
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for bear
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

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