How to sign develop in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented toward each other. Begin with your dominant hand at the bottom of your non-dominant hand and then move your dominant hand up to the top of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands close to each other in front of you with your non-dominant hand oriented toward your dominant hand and your dominant hand pointing up diagonally. Move your dominant hand up diagonally 2 times, briefly making contact with the palm of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for develop
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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