How to sign right in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Correct or direction

Sign Instructions:

With the index fingers of both hands pointing forward, place the pinkie side of your dominant hand on the thumb side of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Opposite of left

Sign Instructions:

With your hand in front of you with your palm vertical and oriented away from yourself, move your hand to the right.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for right
Extend your index and middle fingers, bring the index finger under the middle finger, and fold the other fingers into the palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Correct/direction

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand should be oriented upwards. Your dominant hand should be on its side with the pinkie side of your dominant hand near the palm of your non-dominant hand. Rotate the wrist of your dominant hand so the pinkie side of your dominant hand makes contact with your palm.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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