How to sign stay in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Remain in place

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other with your palms oriented down and your thumbs touching each other. Then, move your dominant hand down.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of stay

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of stay

End of Sign

Final Frame of stay

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for stay
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for stay
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

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