How to sign directions in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you next to each other with your hands oriented toward each other and your index fingers pointing away from you. Alternate moving your hands toward and away from yourself a couple of times.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of directions

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of directions

End of Sign

Final Frame of directions

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for directions
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 directions
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.

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