How to Sign “Bear” in Sign Language

Bears, with their immense strength and gentle demeanor, command respect and admiration in the natural world. Learning to sign 'bear' in American Sign Language (ASL) not only expands your vocabulary but also pays homage to these awe-inspiring creatures. This is also the sign for ‘bruin,’ so you’ll be able to sign the sports teams as well!

Signing “Bear”

  1. Hand shape: Extend both hands into an open, bent ‘5' shape, resembling the claws of the bear.
  2. Hand location: Cross both hands across your chest, similar to the sign for “love.”
  3. Movement: Extend and bend your fingers, almost scratching at your chest.
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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