How to sign breathe in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Inhaling and exhaling

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented toward yourself and your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Move your hands away and toward yourself 2 times. This sign mimics your chest moving as you breathe.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of breathe

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of breathe

End of Sign

Final Frame of breathe

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for breathe
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for breathe
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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