How to sign help in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Assist improvement

Sign Instructions:

Place your non-dominant hand in front of you with your palm orientation facing up. Your dominant hand should begin slightly above your non-dominant hand with your thumb facing up. The movement of this sign is done by tapping your dominant hand on your non-dominant hand 2 times.

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the palm of your non-dominant hand facing up and the pinkie side of your dominant hand touching the palm of your non-dominant hand. Then, raise your hands up, with both hands staying in contact.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of help

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of help

End of Sign

Final Frame of help

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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