How to sign how in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your hands folded inward. Then rotate your hands forward until your fingers are pointing away from you and your palms are facing upwards.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for how
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for how
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for how
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Non-Dominant Handshape for how
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you with your palms oriented towards each other. Slightly rotate your dominant hand forwards a couple of times, while keeping your non-dominant hand still.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for how
Create a 'C' shape with your fingers, extending the thumb outwards from the fingers as if giving a sideways thumbs-up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for how
Create a 'C' shape with your fingers, extending the thumb outwards from the fingers as if giving a sideways thumbs-up.

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