How to sign simple in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your hands next to and oriented towards each other. Your dominant hand should begin slightly higher than your non-dominant hand. Bring your dominant hand down, with the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers of each hand making contact as you move down.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for simple
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for simple
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

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