How to sign shave in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Place your thumb against the side of your face and then move it down to your chin, mimicking the motion of shaving one's face.

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Sequential Breakdown of shave

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shave
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Place the side of your curled in index finger against the side of your face and then move it down to your chin, mimicking the motion of shaving one's face.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of shave

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of shave

End of Sign

Final Frame of shave

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #3 (3 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Place the side of your curled in index finger against the side of your face and then move it down to your chin 2 times, mimicking the motion of shaving one's face.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of shave

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of shave

End of Sign

Final Frame of shave

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #4 (4 of 4)

Sign Instructions:

Place your thumb against the side of your face and then move it down to your chin 2 times, mimicking the motion of shaving one's face.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of shave

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of shave

End of Sign

Final Frame of shave

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shave
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

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