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American Sign Language: "take turns"

The sign for "take turns" is a combination of "your turn" & "my turn."

"Your turn"
Roll an "L" hand forward the person to whom you are signing. (Do NOT whack them in the chest. If you do, I don't know you. Find another teacher.)


"My Turn"
Roll an "L" hand back toward your chest.  You can actually whack it up against your chest if you are adamant about it being your turn. (Or if you just like whacking your chest.) (No comment.)


"Take turns" (As in, "You and I go back and forth.") (animation)


Note: You can modify this sign to mean "go around in a circle taking turns" by sweeping your hand in a big horizontal arc while using that little "turn" movement.

Also see: USED
Also see: TURN
Also see: SECOND

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