How to Sign the Letter A in Sign Language

The sign language alphabet forms the basis of communication in sign language for American Sign Language as well as other sign languages. By understanding and using the alphabet signs, you can spell out words, names, and specific terms that may not have their own unique sign. The letter “A” is important to learn as it is a vowel and the third most commonly used letter.

Directions for Signing the Letter A in Sign Language

Hold your dominant hand in a fist, palm facing outward, with the thumb sticking up to the side of the fist.

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Learn how to sign the rest of the alphabet:
A | B | C | DEF | G | H | I | JK | L | M | N | OP | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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