How to Sign the Letter D in Sign Language

The sign language alphabet forms the basis of communication in sign language. 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 “D” is the fourth letter in the alphabet and one of the most commonly used.

Directions for Signing the Letter D in Sign Language

Hold up your dominant hand, palm facing outward, curve your middle, ring and pinky fingers together and touch them to your thumb, while only your index finger is standing upright.

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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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