How to sign if in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your palm oriented toward yourself, tap the fingertip of your pinkie on your cheek a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Sign the letters "I" and "F".

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for if
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.
Dominant Handshape for if
Extend your pinky finger while curling in the rest of your fingers towards the palm.

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