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HOME: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "home"


The sign for "home" has a few different versions. 

If you mean "home" as in "domicile" (or a fairly permanent residence) a fairly common version is made by bringing your fingers and thumb together and touching your cheek near the side of your mouth. Then move your hand an inch or two toward your ear and touch your cheek again.



"HOME" (animated gif)




Some people do the sign HOME starting near their EAR and moving near the MOUTH:


HOME-[ear-to-mouth-version] (animated gif)



There is another very common version of home that only makes "one" contact on the cheek. This version is done in the middle of the cheek (not near the mouth or ear) and typically shows up in  compound-signs such as "homework" or "homemade."  For example, see "homework" below.  Notice how it only contacts or comes near the cheek once and then moves straight into a single-contact version of work.



Animation: "homework" 


If you mean "home" as in "to score a homerun" un baseball, then just spell "HR" in an enthusiastic manner.




If you do the sign HOME using a "D" handshape it means "dorm."

Also see: HOUSE

Also see: HOMEWORK

Memory aid:
Think of "home" as being the place where you eat and sleep.

However note that the sign for home isn't done directly on the mouth.  Rather -- it is done on the cheek.

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