How to sign good in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 4)

Definition:

Positive affirmation

Sign Instructions:

Make a thumbs-up handshape, with your hand in front of you, and move your hand slightly forwards 2 times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for good
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 4)

Definition:

Positive or desirable

Sign Instructions:

Begin, with the dominant hand near your mouth and your non-dominant hand in front of you. Bring your dominant hand forward until it is resting against the palm of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for good
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for good
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in an "F" handshape close to your body. Then move your hand slightly away from yourself.

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for good
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Sign #4 (4 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in an "F" handshape close to your body. Then move your hands slightly away from yourself.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of good

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of good

End of Sign

Final Frame of good

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for good
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for good
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

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