How to sign student in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

This sign is a combination of the signs for "learn" and "person".

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Sequential Breakdown of student

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for student
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for student
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for student
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the fingertips of your dominant hand against the palm side of your non-dominant hand. Move your dominant hand to the side, away from your non-dominant hand, and then slightly move it down while opening it up into a "5" handshape.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of student

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of student

End of Sign

Final Frame of student

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for student
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for student
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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