How to sign express in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Convey feelings

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the pinkie side of your dominant hand against the thumb side of your non-dominant hand. Both hands should be near your chest with your non-dominant hand touching your chest. Move both hands away from yourself in unison, changing your handshapes from "S" handshapes to "5" handshapes as you move.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for express
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for express
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for express
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for express
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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