How to sign because in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips touching the side of your forehead, then moving your hand away and curling in your fingers as you move.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of because

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of because

End of Sign

Final Frame of because

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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