How to sign graduate in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Educational completion

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above the palm side of your non-dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be positioned so the thumb side is the closest part of the hand to you. Then, bend your hand down so that the pinkie side of your hand is closest to the palm of your non-dominant hand and make contact with it.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for graduate
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.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Obtaining master's degree

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented up. Your dominant hand should be just above your non-dominant hand. Then, you should tap the back of your dominant hand on the palm of your non-dominant hand 2 times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for graduate
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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