How to sign opportunity in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other close to your chest in an "O" handshape and then move both hands away from yourself while changing your handshapes to a "P" handshape.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of opportunity

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of opportunity

End of Sign

Final Frame of opportunity

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.
Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.
Non-Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other close to your chest in an "O" handshape and then move both hands away from yourself while changing your handshapes to a "P" handshape. The sign should begin with your palms oriented down and then end with your palms oriented away from yourself.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of opportunity

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of opportunity

End of Sign

Final Frame of opportunity

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.
Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.
Non-Dominant Handshape for opportunity
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

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.

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