How to sign burp in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand against the middle of your chest with your palm oriented toward yourself. Change your handshape from a "S" handshape to a "1" handshape. This sign mimics the movement of a burp moving up your esophagus.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of burp

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of burp

End of Sign

Final Frame of burp

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for burp
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for burp
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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