How to Sign “Grandfather” in Sign Language

Grandfathers, with their wisdom and strength, are revered figures who enrich our lives with their stories and guidance. Knowing how to sign 'grandfather' 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 “Grandfather”

  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: Extend your hand forward, bouncing twice.
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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