How to Sign “Cousin” in Sign Language

Cousins, with their shared experiences and lifelong bonds, bring a sense of familiarity and companionship into our lives. Knowing how to sign 'cousin' in American Sign Language (ASL) can be a valuable skill for initiating friendly conversations and sharing personal anecdotes in small talk situations at work, fostering connections and understanding among colleagues.

Signing “Cousin”

  1. Hand shape: Extend your dominant hand into a 'C' shape, with fingers  and thumb extended.
  2. Hand location: For masculine cousins, bring your hand close to your forehead. For feminine cousins, bring your hand close to your chin. For those in between the gender spectrum, bring your hand close to your cheek.
  3. Movement: Shake your hand in a gentle motion.
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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