How to sign translate in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands diagonally against each other with your palms oriented toward each other. Your dominant hand should be closer to yourself and your non-dominant hand should be further away from yourself. Then, rotate your dominant wrist forward and your non-dominant wrist back while keeping your hands against each other and also changing your handshapes to "L" handshapes.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for translate
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Dominant Handshape for translate
Curl in all of your fingers except for your thumb into your palm. Place the thumb in between your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for translate
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Non-Dominant Handshape for translate
Curl in all of your fingers except for your thumb into your palm. Place the thumb in between your index and middle fingers.

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