How to Sign the Letter Q in Sign Language

Learning the alphabet helps in the process of learning and remembering other signs. Many signs in sign language are formed by combining hand shapes from the alphabet, so having a solid understanding of the alphabet makes it easier to recognize and remember those signs. The letter “Q” is important to know when you have to spell things in sign language.

Directions for Signing the Letter Q in Sign Language

The letter “Q” is signed like the letter “G” but is held upside down. Hold your dominant hand in a fist, palm facing the ground with knuckles lined up horizontally, with middle, ring and pinky fingers curled in while index finger and thumb stick straight out parallel to each other.

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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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