How to sign hands in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With both hands diagonal in front of you with your palms oriented toward yourself. Slide the front side of each hand down the back side of each hand one time.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hands

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hands

End of Sign

Final Frame of hands

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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