How to sign love in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Strong liking

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the back of your hand against your mouth, and then bend your wrist down and away from you.

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Sequential Breakdown of love

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Beginning of Sign

First Frame of love

End of Sign

Final Frame of love

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Make a hugging gesture with your hands.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of love

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of love

End of Sign

Final Frame of love

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Romantic or emotional

Sign Instructions:

Cross both of your arms onto your chest.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of love

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of love

End of Sign

Final Frame of love

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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