How to sign then in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the tip of the index finger of your dominant hand on the thumb of your non-dominant hand. Then, move the index finger of your dominant hand forward until it is touching the tip of the index finger of your non-dominant hand.


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Sequential Breakdown of then

Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for then
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

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