How to sign interest in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Showing curiosity

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand in front of your face and your non-dominant hand underneath it with your palm oriented towards yourself. Your handshape for each hands should be similar to an "X" handshape but with your thumb pointing out. After placing your hands in these positions, move them away from your body and, as you do that, change your hands into an "A" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for interest
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Dominant Handshape for interest
Extend your thumb out and curl your index finger, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for interest
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Non-Dominant Handshape for interest
Extend your thumb out and curl your index finger, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Financial charge

Sign Instructions:

Place your dominant hand on top of your non-dominant hand, with the pinkie side of your dominant hand against the back of your non-dominant hand. With your dominant hand in an "I" handshape, move it in a circular motion once or twice while maintaining contact with your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for interest
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Curiosity/engagement

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand in front of your face and your non-dominant hand below it. Both hands should be oriented towards yourself. Your hands should begin in an "8" handshape, but without your thumb and index fingers touching at the beginning of the sign. Move both of your hands away from yourself and bring your thumbs and middle fingers together as you do this.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for interest
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for interest
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for interest
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for interest
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

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