How to sign state in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the thumb side of your dominant hand next to the top of the palm side of your non-dominant hand. Press your dominant hand against the top of your non-dominant hand and then bring it down and press it against the bottom of your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of state

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of state

End of Sign

Final Frame of state

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for state
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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