How to Sign "Show" in Sign Language

In American Sign Language (ASL), "show" is an invitation to share, entertain, and engage.

Signing "Show"

  1. Hand Shape: Your non-dominant hand should be in an “open 5” handshape. Your dominant had should be in a fist with your index finger extended.
  2. Sign Location: Position your hands in front of your chest, slightly apart. Place your non-dominant hand facing your dominant hand. Place your dominant finger onto the palm of your non-dominant hand.
  3. Movement: Move both hands forward and away from your body simultaneously, as if you're revealing something.
  4. Facial Expression: Wear a welcoming and expressive facial expression, as if you're inviting someone to witness or participate in a performance or presentation.


This sign is only for showing or exhibiting something. If you are talking about a theatrical show, that's a totally different sign!

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