How to sign body in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Physical structure

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands on your chest with your fingers horizontal, your hands oriented toward yourself and your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Move your hands down slightly moving your hands away from your chest as you move and then bring your hands against your chest again.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of body

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of body

End of Sign

Final Frame of body

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Physical structure

Sign Instructions:

Place the fingertips of both hands on both sides of your chest. Move your hands down, bringing your hands away from you body as you move, and then touch your fingertips against your stomach.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of body

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of body

End of Sign

Final Frame of body

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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