How to sign open in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Accessible unresolved

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your fingers pointing away from you and your hands in a horizontal position. Rotate your wrists up and move your hands away from each other, ending with your palms oriented toward each other.

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands turned on their sides with your fingertips touching each other. Then, keep your forearm in the same position while bending your wrists back so that your palms are oriented away from yourself.

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Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of open

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of open

End of Sign

Final Frame of open

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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