How to Sign the Letter J 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 “J” is one of the least frequently used letters in sign language.

Directions for Signing the Letter J in Sign Language

Hold your dominant hand in a fist, palm facing outward, with only your pinky finger standing upright then draw a “J” in the air with your pinky finger.

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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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