How to sign when in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with the fingertips of your index fingers touching each other. Then, move your dominant hand in a circular motion that first begins by moving forward and down, and then ending with your index fingers touching each other again.

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Sequential Breakdown of when

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First Frame of when

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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