How to sign spoil in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Animal companion or pamper

Sign Instructions:

With both hands in front of you, have the index finger of your dominant hand pointing up and your non-dominant hand behind it. Then, drag the fingers of your dominant hand down your index finger while bending them in a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of spoil

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of spoil

End of Sign

Final Frame of spoil

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for spoil
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for spoil
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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