How to sign fat in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Body tissue

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the arm of your non-dominant hand in a horizontal position in front of you. Start with your dominant hand in a "Y" handshape with your palm oriented towards your other arm. Start with your dominant hand near your wrist and then move it across the top of your arm to your elbow. As you make this movement, rotate your wrist slightly back and forth.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fat
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for fat
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Body tissue

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you in a "5" handshape. Then move them both away from you while maintaining the same handshape.

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Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

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Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of fat

End of Sign

Final Frame of fat

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fat
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for fat
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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