How to sign shake in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Vibrate hands

Sign Instructions:

Mimic the motion of shaking a container by placing the pinkie side of your dominant hand on the index finger side of your non-dominant hand and then moving your hands slightly forward a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shake
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for shake
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Mimic the motion of shaking something with your hand by holding your hand out in front of you in a "S" handshape and then moving your hand from side to side a couple of times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of shake

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of shake

End of Sign

Final Frame of shake

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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