How to sign idea in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your pinkie against the side of your face with your hand oriented toward yourself, and then move your hand up and away from yourself.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of idea

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of idea

End of Sign

Final Frame of idea

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for idea
Extend your pinky finger while curling in the rest of your fingers towards the palm.

About the Creator

Paul Kelly, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and the founder of, has dedicated his career to bridging communication gaps through sign language. As a CODA (child of deaf adult), with deep personal and professional roots in the deaf community, Paul brings a unique blend of personal insight and professional expertise to his work.

His experiences range from legal to entertainment interpreting, including teaching sign language to celebrities like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. His passion for innovation is evident in the AI-driven features of this dictionary, aiming to make sign language more accessible for all.

Learn More About This Site