How to sign send in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with a closed fist and move your hand forward while opening it into a "5" handshape. This action mimics the motion of throwing something.

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Sequential Breakdown of send

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of send

End of Sign

Final Frame of send

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the fingertips of your dominant hand on top of the back of your non-dominant hand. Then, unbend the fingers of your dominant hand, until your fingers are pointing straight out.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of send

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of send

End of Sign

Final Frame of send

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for send
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for send
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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