How to sign practice in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you, with the index finger of your non-dominant hand horizontal and the curled fingers of your dominant hand on top of the index finger. Then slide your dominant hand from side to side a couple of times while staying in contact with your index finger.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of practice

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of practice

End of Sign

Final Frame of practice

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for practice
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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