How to sign secretary in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Touch the side of the index finger of your dominant hand against your mouth, and then move it down and across the palm side of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for secretary
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Touch the side of the index finger of your dominant hand against your mouth, and then move it down and move your index and middle fingers across the palm side of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for secretary
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for secretary
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Touch the fingertip of the middle finger of your dominant hand against your mouth, and then move it down and across the palm side of your non-dominant hand.

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End of Sign

Final Frame of secretary

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for secretary
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 secretary
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.

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