How to sign door in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you and next to each other, with your hands touching on the index finger side of your hands. Rotate the wrist of your dominant hand inward toward yourself. This sign mimics a door opening.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of door

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of door

End of Sign

Final Frame of door

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you and next to each other, with your hands touching on the index finger side of your hands. Rotate the wrist of your dominant hand inward toward yourself a couple of times.. This sign mimics a door opening.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of door

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of door

End of Sign

Final Frame of door

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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