How to sign white in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

The color

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips against your chest, then move your hand away from yourself while bringing your fingertips together.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of white

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of white

End of Sign

Final Frame of white

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for white
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for white
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Skin color reference

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips against your chest, then move your hand away from yourself while bringing your fingertips together, then move your hand up toward your face while opening your handshape into a "5" handshape.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of white

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of white

End of Sign

Final Frame of white

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for white
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for white
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

White skin color

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips against your chest, then move your hand up to your face while opening up your handshape into a "5" handshape.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of white

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of white

End of Sign

Final Frame of white

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for white
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for white
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

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