How to sign important in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented toward each other and your thumb and index fingers touching each other. Then move your hands up and rotate your wrists in so that your palms are oriented down when your thumb and index fingers touch again.

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Sequential Breakdown of important

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of important

End of Sign

Final Frame of important

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for important
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for important
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands in front of you with your palms oriented down. Then bring your hands together and let your thumb and index fingers on each hand make contact with each other.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of important

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of important

End of Sign

Final Frame of important

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for important
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for important
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

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