How to sign pants in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Clothing item

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented towards each other. Start on one side of your body and move your hands slightly down, then bring your hands to the other side of your body and bring them down again.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of pants

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of pants

End of Sign

Final Frame of pants

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Slide the fingertips of your hands against your legs a couple of times, bending your fingers as you slide them up.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of pants

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of pants

End of Sign

Final Frame of pants

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for pants
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Dominant Handshape for pants
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 pants
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Non-Dominant Handshape for pants
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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