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TURTLE: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "turtle"
 

To do the sign for "turtle" cover an "A" hand with a "curved hand."  (The "A" hand should be your dominant hand. Thus, if you are right handed, your left-hand should be on top.) Move the thumb of your "A" hand side to side a couple times as if representing the head of a turtle.


TURTLE: 
 

 

 

Sample sentence: TURTLE FAST SLOW WHICH? (Are turtles fast or slow?)

 


 

If you want to convey the concept of a SEA-TURTLE, one option is:

 

 


 

An idiomatic expression in ASL is the sign for HUMILIATED-[turtle-neck / embarrassed]:

 

 

 


If you were referring to the style of shirt that is TURTLE-NECK, you could sign:

 

 

 


 

If you want to learn more animal signs, check out:

 

 


Notes: 

Also see: ANIMALS




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