How to sign hire in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in an "H" handshape away from yourself. Your hand should be positioned so that your palm orientation is facing up. The movement is done by moving your hand towards your midsection.

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Sequential Breakdown of hire

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Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hire

End of Sign

Final Frame of hire

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hire
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Greet/employ

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand away from you with your palm oriented upward. Then, bring it to yourself until it is touching your midsection.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hire

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hire

End of Sign

Final Frame of hire

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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