How to sign tea in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand, place the tips of your thumb and index fingers of your dominant hand in the gap inside of your curled in index finger of your non-dominant hand. Then, move the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers in a circular motion inside of that gap.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of tea

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of tea

End of Sign

Final Frame of tea

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for tea
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for tea
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

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