How to sign what in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Information request

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of your with the palm of your non-dominant hand oriented to the side. Your dominant hand hand should be pointing to the side and in a slightly higher position than your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand down, passing your non-dominant hand and making contact with the palm side of your non-dominant hand as it passes.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented up. Then, slightly move your hands from side to side in opposite directions a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for what
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for what
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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