How to sign later in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the thumb of your hand against the palm of your non-dominant hand. At the beginning of the sign, the index finger of your dominant hand should be facing up and then you should bend your wrist down so that your index finger is facing down.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of later

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of later

End of Sign

Final Frame of later

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for later
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for later
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 4)

Definition:

After time

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand near you with your palm oriented away from yourself and your index finger facing up. Then move your hand forward, slightly bending your wrist as you do this, ending with your index finger facing forward.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of later

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of later

End of Sign

Final Frame of later

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for later
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

Sign #3 (3 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand near you with your palm oriented away from yourself and your index finger facing up. Then, slightly move your hand forward a couple of times, bending your wrist as you do this.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of later

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of later

End of Sign

Final Frame of later

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for later
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

Sign #4 (4 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the thumb of your hand against the palm of your non-dominant hand. The movement of this sign is done by bending your index finger forward a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of later

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of later

End of Sign

Final Frame of later

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for later
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for later
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

About the Creator

Paul Kelly, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and the founder of howdoyousign.com, 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