How to sign rich in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Wealth possession

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with both hands oriented toward each other and dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand up, away from your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rich
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for rich
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Substantial wealth

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the palm side of your dominant hand on the palm of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand up, while opening up into a "5" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rich
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for rich
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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