How to sign hi in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of you with your palm oriented away from yourself. Slightly move your hand from side to side a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hi
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the side of your index finger against your forehead and then move your hand up and away from your head.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hi
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Greeting action

Sign Instructions:

Alternate moving your hands away from your head a few times.

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Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hi
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hi
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

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