How to sign big in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you and with your palms oriented toward each other. Then, move your hands away from each other, rotating your wrists back as you move so the your palms are oriented away from yourself at the end of the sign.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of big

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of big

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for big
Extend your thumb out and curl your index finger, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for big
Extend your thumb out and curl your index finger, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

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