How to Sign “Monkey” in Sign Language

Monkeys, with their playful antics and curious nature, captivate us with their charm and intelligence. Learning to sign 'monkey' in American Sign Language (ASL) not only enriches your vocabulary but also celebrates the lively spirit of these fascinating creatures.

Signing “Monkey”

  1. Hand shape: Extend both hands into an open, bent ‘5' shape, resembling the paws of the monkey.
  2. Hand location: Hold your hands against either side of your chest, close to your armpits.
  3. Movement: With your fingers bent, brush your hands upward, similar to movement that a monkey might do!
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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