How to sign lunch in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your hand oriented to the side and your index finger pointing up, tap your thumb on your chin a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

This sign is a combination of the signs for "eat" and "noon".

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lunch
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for lunch
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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