How to sign skilled in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Proficient in field

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand vertically in front of you with your palm oriented to the side. Wrap the fingers of your dominant hand around the pinkie side of your palm. Then, move your dominant hand forward while moving your fingertips to your palm.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for skilled
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand in front of you with your fingers pointing up and your hand oriented to the side. Your thumb and middle finger of your dominant hand should be behind the pinkie side of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand away while bringing your fingertips together.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for skilled
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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