How to Sign the Letter R in Sign Language

The alphabet serves as a bridge to literacy in sign language. Just like learning to read and write in spoken languages, learning the sign language alphabet provides the foundation for reading and writing in sign language. The letter “R” is particularly important as it is used when spelling out words and in many signs.

Directions for Signing the Letter R in Sign Language

Hold up your dominant hand, palm facing outward, with index and middle fingers intertwined where the middle finger wraps over the back of the index finger, while the rest of the fingers and thumb curl in.

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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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