Commands and Questions- Common Signs for Your Everyday Use

asl sign for help

Help

To sign “help,” place your dominant hand in a “thumbs-up” position on your palm-up non-dominant hand and move both hands upwards.

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asl sign for where

Where

To sign “where,” extend your index finger and wave it back and forth.

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asl sign for what

What

To sign “what,” start with your hands facing down. Rotate them to an up position with your palms up. It should look like you’re questioning something.

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asl sign for wait

Wait

To sign “wait,” hold both hands out with palms facing up and wiggle all of your fingers.

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asl sign for now

Now

To sign “now,” make both hands into a “Y” shape facing up. Start with your hands up and then bring them down.

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asl sign for more

More

To sign “more,” bring your fingers together on both hands to touch your thumbs. Then, bring your hands together and touch them repeatedly.

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asl sign for all done

All Done

To sign “all done,” start with your palms facing in and then turn your hands so they are facing out. This is also the sign for “finished.”

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asl sign for stop

Stop

To sign “stop,” have your non-dominant hand facing palm up. Have your dominant hand hit your non-dominant hand, like an ax coming down on a tree stump.

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asl sign for again

Again

To sign “again,” start with your non-dominant hand palm up. Your dominant hand should have its palm facing you and slightly curved (fingers down). It should meet your non-dominant hand at a 90 degree angle. Tap your dominant hand to your non-dominant hand repeatedly.

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