How to Sign “Father” in Sign Language

Fathers, with their guidance and strength, stand as pillars of support and wisdom within families. Learning to sign 'father' in American Sign Language (ASL) not only expands your vocabulary but also acknowledges the important role and influence of fathers in our lives.

Signing “Father”

  1. Hand shape:  Extend your dominant hand into an open '5' shape, with fingers and thumb extended.
  2. Hand location:  Hold your thumb near your forehead, fingers facing up.
  3. Movement: Tap your hand against your forehead twice.
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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