How to sign go in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 6)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands near your chest then move your hands away from yourself while moving your index fingers in circles around each other as your hands move.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for go
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for go
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 6)

Definition:

Depart or leave

Sign Instructions:

Sign the letters "G" and "O".

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for go
Fold middle, ring, and pinky fingers into the palm, bring the tips of the thumb and index finger close together while keeping the index finger straight but bent at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle.
Dominant Handshape for go
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

Sign #3 (3 of 6)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the fingertips of your dominant hand near the base of your palm on your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #4 (4 of 6)

Sign Instructions:

Begin your hand above your shoulder, and then move it away from yourself. As your hand moves, your fingers should wiggle and then change into an "S" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for go
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.
Dominant Handshape for go
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #5 (5 of 6)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands near your chest with your palms oriented away from yourself and your index fingers pointing up. Then move both hands away from yourself, while also bending your wrist forward until your index fingers are pointing away from yourself.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for go
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for go
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #6 (6 of 6)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand near yourself with your hand above shoulder level and your palm oriented toward yourself. Then move your hand away from yourself while bringing the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers together.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for go
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Dominant Handshape for go
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

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