How to sign best in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips in front of your mouth. Move your hand to the side and then raise it up, curling in your index through pinkie fingers as you raise your hand up.


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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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Paul Kelly, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and the founder of, has dedicated his career to bridging communication gaps through sign language. As a CODA (child of deaf adult), with deep personal and professional roots in the deaf community, Paul brings a unique blend of personal insight and professional expertise to his work.

His experiences range from legal to entertainment interpreting, including teaching sign language to celebrities like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. His passion for innovation is evident in the AI-driven features of this dictionary, aiming to make sign language more accessible for all.

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