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WORLD: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "world"
To do the sign for "world" (if you are right handed) hold your right "W" hand on top of your left "W" hand. Move both hands simultaneously. The movement is a circular motion: forward, down, back, up. While the right hand is moving forward, the left hand is moving backward. When the right hand is moving upward, the left hand is moving downward.
There are many variations for how to sign "WORLD" depending on the context you are using.
THE WHOLE WORLD / WORLD:
GLOBAL / ALL OVER THE WORLD:
INTERNATIONAL / GLOBE / WORLD:
There are 3 variations for "AROUND THE WORLD."
AROUND THE WORLD (version 1):
AROUND THE WORLD (version 2):
AROUND THE WORLD (version 3):
If you want to discuss Earth, there are a few common signs:
EARTH / PLANET (version 1):
EARTH / PLANET (version 2):
EARTH (ball version):
AFRICA (beautiful / reclaimed version):
ANTARCTICA - video coming soon
AUSTRALIA (hat version / legacy version / ANTHROPOLOGY / CUBA):
AUSTRALIA (8-5 hands version):
EUROPE (indigenous version):
NORTH AMERICA (NORTH + AMERICA version):
NORTH AMERICA (depictive version):
SOUTH AMERICA (SOUTH + AMERICA version):
SOUTH AMERICA (depictive version):
Sample sentence: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
See: COUNTRIESSee: EARTH
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