How to sign close up in American Sign Language

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Close proximity

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your face, but away from you and your palm oriented toward your face. Then bring it up close to your face.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of close up

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of close up

End of Sign

Final Frame of close up

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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