How to sign smart in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your middle finger touching the side of your forehead, then rotate your hand away from yourself until your palm is oriented away from yourself.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for smart
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the side of the fingertip of your index finger against the side of your forehead. Then, move your hand away from your head, while slightly tilting your wrist to the side.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for smart
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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Paul Kelly, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and the founder of howdoyousign.com, has dedicated his career to bridging communication gaps through sign language. As a CODA (child of deaf adult), with deep personal and professional roots in the deaf community, Paul brings a unique blend of personal insight and professional expertise to his work.

His experiences range from legal to entertainment interpreting, including teaching sign language to celebrities like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. His passion for innovation is evident in the AI-driven features of this dictionary, aiming to make sign language more accessible for all.

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