How to Sign "Quarter" in Sign Language

When you are using ASL at school or work, this sign is surely to come up a lot. Whether you are talking about your plans for the next quarter’s coursework or a deadline for the end of the quater, you’ll want to know this sign!

Signing "Quarter"

  1. Hand Shape: Form your dominant hand into a “Q” handshape.
  2. Sign Location: Position your hand in front of your chest, fingers facing downward.
  3. Movement: Shake your “Q” side to side a few times.
  4. Facial Expression: Wear a composed and neutral facial expression, focusing on the clarity of the sign.


This sign represents the concept of a quarter, often referring to a three-month period in time.

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