How to sign depend in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Rely on something

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you next to each other with your index fingers diagonally intersecting at your fingertips. Your palms should be oriented downward. Slightly bend your fingers downward a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for depend
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for depend
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Rely on someone

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you next to each other with your index fingers diagonally intersecting at your fingertips. Then, move both hands down together in unison.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for depend
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for depend
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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