How to sign contact in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Stay in touch

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of yourself and tap the middle fingers of your hands together 2 times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of contact

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of contact

End of Sign

Final Frame of contact

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for contact
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for contact
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Get in touch

Sign Instructions:

Start with your dominant hand closer to yourself and your non-dominant hand away from yourself. Bring your middle finger forward and touch the middle finger of your other hand.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of contact

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of contact

End of Sign

Final Frame of contact

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for contact
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for contact
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

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