How to Sign “Watermelon” in Sign Language

Watermelons, with their juicy sweetness and refreshing taste, are iconic fruits enjoyed during hot summer days. Knowing how to sign 'watermelon' in American Sign Language (ASL) can add a fun and interactive dimension to small talk situations at work, whether discussing favorite fruits or planning a summer-themed event with colleagues.

Signing “Watermelon”

  1. Hand shape: First, form your dominant hand into a ‘W.’ Then, form your dominant hand into an open ‘8’ handshape with your non-dominant hand in a loose fist.
  2. Hand location: First, bring your dominant hand to your lips to sign ‘water.’ Then, bring your hands at about chest level.
  3. Movement: First, sign ‘water,’ tapping the ‘W’ against your lips. Then, flick your dominant hand against your non-dominant fist, emulating the action of checking a watermelon’s ripeness.
  4. Facial expression: Keep a neutral facial expression.

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