How to sign plant in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Vegetation planting

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand in front of you with your palm oriented away from yourself. Your dominant hand should be placed against the front of your non-dominant hand. Move your dominant hand up and bend your wrist down.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for plant
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 plant
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Gardening activity

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of you with your palm oriented down. Move your hand away from yourself while curling in your index through pinkie fingers.

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for plant
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Dominant Handshape for plant
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.

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