How to sign deposit in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Bank account deposit

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your dominant hand closer to you. Move the fingertips of your dominant hand to the circle created by your non-dominant hand.

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Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of deposit

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of deposit

End of Sign

Final Frame of deposit

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for deposit
Extend the index finger straight up and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger with the ring and pinky fingers bent in the same way as the middle finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for deposit
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Bank placement

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented toward each other and your thumbs pointing up. Then rotate your wrists to the inside until your thumbs are pointing down.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of deposit

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of deposit

End of Sign

Final Frame of deposit

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for deposit
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for deposit
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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