How to sign give in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Present gift

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented toward yourself. Your hands should be pointing up when you begin, then you should bend your hands down until your hands are pointing away from yourself.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Hand something

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand near yourself, then move it away from yourself.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for give
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Hand over

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands near yourself, then move both hands in unison away from yourself.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for give
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for give
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

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