How to sign butter in American Sign Language

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Dairy product

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the palm of your non-dominant hand oriented toward your dominant hand. The index and middle fingers of your non-dominant hand should begin near the top of your non-dominant hand. Then slide your index and middle fingers down and up your non-dominant hand a couple of times. This sign mimics butter being spread.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of butter

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of butter

End of Sign

Final Frame of butter

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for butter
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, with your thumb sticking out. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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