How to Sign “Mother” in Sign Language

Mothers, with their nurturing love and boundless strength, are the pillars of families and communities. Learning to sign 'mother' in American Sign Language (ASL) not only enriches your vocabulary but also celebrates the profound role and significance of mothers in our lives.

Signing “Mother”

  1. Hand shape:  Extend your dominant hand into an open '5' shape, with fingers and thumb extended.
  2. Hand location:  Hold your thumb near your chin, fingers facing up.
  3. Movement: Tap your hand against your chin twice.
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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