How to sign semester in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand with your dominant hand pointing away from you and your non-dominant hand pointing to the side. Then, move your dominant hand to the edge of your dominant hand and then move your dominant hand down past your fingertips.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of semester

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of semester

End of Sign

Final Frame of semester

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of you with your palm oriented away from yourself. Move your hand to the side and then move your hand down, ending the sign with your palm oriented down.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of semester

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of semester

End of Sign

Final Frame of semester

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the thumb side of your dominant hand against the palm side of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand to the side and then down.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of semester

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of semester

End of Sign

Final Frame of semester

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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