How to sign hard in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Both palms should be oriented to the side. Then, bring your dominant hand down onto your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hard
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hard
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above the back of your non-dominant hand. Then, bring your dominant hand down until the pinkie side of your dominant hand makes contact with the back of your non-dominant hand.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hard

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hard

End of Sign

Final Frame of hard

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hard
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hard
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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