How to sign scratch in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Scrape with object

Sign Instructions:

With your dominant hand above the back of your non-dominant hand, move the tip of the index finger of your dominant hand along the back of your non-dominant hand, mimicking your hand being scratched.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of scratch

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of scratch

End of Sign

Final Frame of scratch

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for scratch
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for scratch
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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