How to sign expense in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand elevate above the side of your non-dominant hand. Bring your dominant hand down with the back of your index finger making contact with the inside of your non-dominant hand as you move past it.


Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of expense

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of expense

End of Sign

Final Frame of expense

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for expense
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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