How to sign hot dog in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the thumb side of your hands directly next to each other with your palms oriented down. Change your handshapes to "S" handshapes, then open your hands slightly and move your hands away from each other and make an "S" handshape again. This sign mimics the outline of a hot dog.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hot dog
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.
Dominant Handshape for hot dog
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hot dog
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.
Non-Dominant Handshape for hot dog
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place the index finger of your dominant hand down into the gap between the thumb and other fingers of your non-dominant hand a couple of times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hot dog

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hot dog

End of Sign

Final Frame of hot dog

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hot dog
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hot dog
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

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