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Video:How to Sign Colors in ASL

with M.J. Bienvenu

Want to increase your American Sign Language vocabulary by learning a few handy signs? Learn the signs for all the colors in the rainbow in ASL.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Sign Colors in ASL

Hi, I'm M.J. Bienvenu from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for About.Com. Today I am going to show you how to sign different common colors.

Signs for Colors in ASL

Black - run your finger across on your forehead
Red - is the like color of your lips, so use the pointer finger and swipe down from your lower lip
Brown - use the B handshape, scrolling down from your face
Blue - use the B handshape . It's different than the sign for brown since you are waving in the air
White - use the open hand handshape on your chest
Orange - is like squeezing the sign for S
Gray - use handshape of 4 (2h)
Green - use the G handshape
Yellow - use the Y handshape
Pink - use the P handshape
Purple - use the P handshape


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