How to sign walk in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented down and your fingers pointing forward. Then, move your hands in opposite directions toward and away from yourself a couple of times, mimicking feet while walking.

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Sequential Breakdown of walk

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand near yourself with your index and middle fingers pointing down. Then, move your hand forward while moving your index and middle fingers in opposite directions forward and backward mimicking a person walking.

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Sequential Breakdown of walk

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of walk

End of Sign

Final Frame of walk

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for walk
Extend your thumb, index, and middle fingers, while folding your ring and pinky fingers into your palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Move on foot

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented down and your fingers pointing forward. Then, move your hands in opposite directions toward and away from yourself a couple of times, mimicking feet while walking.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of walk

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of walk

End of Sign

Final Frame of walk

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for walk
Extend your thumb, index, and middle fingers, while folding your ring and pinky fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for walk
Extend your thumb, index, and middle fingers, while folding your ring and pinky fingers into your palm.

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