How to Sign “Fish” in Sign Language

The world beneath the waves is teeming with life, and among its most fascinating inhabitants are the fish. Learning to sign 'fish' in American Sign Language (ASL) not only broadens your linguistic skills but also deepens your appreciation for the wonders of the ocean.

Signing “Fish”

  1. Hand shape: Extend your dominant hand into a flattened '5' shape, representing the body of a fish.
  2. Hand location: Hold your hand near your body, as if indicating the presence of a fish swimming.
  3. Movement: Move your hand in a smooth, undulating motion, mimicking the movement of a fish through water.
  4. Facial expression: For the most part, keep a neutral facial expression. If you’re talking about a fish moving quickly or slowly through water, make sure your face and movement represent either.

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