How to sign zero in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With your dominant hand starting above the palm side of your non-dominant hand, move your dominant hand down until the pinkie side of your dominant hand makes contact with the palm side of your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of zero

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of zero

End of Sign

Final Frame of zero

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for zero
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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