Numbers

You can type any number in the search box to see the sign for the number.

Here are some tips for signing numbers:

Hand Position

Your hand should face toward or away from your body as you are signing numbers depending on why you are signing them. If you are signing a quantity, the palm of your hand should face away from your body while you are signing the number(s). If you are just signing a number, then the position of your hand varies depending on the number you are signing.

Dates

To sign a date, sign the month and then the number of the day.

Numbers 1 - 5

  • There is a unique sign for the numbers one through five.
  • Your palm should face toward your body when signing the numbers 1 through 5, unless you are specifically indicating a quanity, in which case your palm should face away from your body as you sign.
  • 1 - 5 are important signs to remember because you will use them frequently when signing higher numbers.
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5

Numbers 6 - 10

  • There is a single sign for the numbers six through ten.
  • Your palm should always face away from your body when signing the numbers 6 through 10.
  • 6 - 9 are important signs to remember because you will use them frequently when signing higher numbers.
  • The signs for 6 and the letter W are identical.
  • The signs for 9 and the letter F are identical.
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10

Numbers 11 - 15

  • There is a single sign for the numbers eleven through fifteen.
  • Your palm should face toward your body when signing the numbers 11 through 15, unless you are specifically indicating a quanity, in which case your palm should face away from your body as you sign.
  • See the signs for: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Numbers 16 - 19

  • For these numbers, you sign a combination of two signs: 10 and the following single-digit number. For example, to sign 18 you would use the sign for 10 and the sign for 8 quickly put together.
  • Your palm should always face away from your body when signing the numbers 16 through 19.
  • See the signs for: 16, 17, 18, 19

Numbers 20 - 29

  • There is a unique sign for 20. See the sign for 20
  • 21 - 29 are signed using the thumb and index finger for the first-digit 2, while the index and second finger is used to sign the first-digit 2 only when signing the number 22
  • See the signs for: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Numbers 30 - 99

  • Like numbers 16 through 19, you combine the signs for the first and then second digit of the number.
  • Your palm should always face away from your body when signing the numbers 30 through 99.
  • See the signs for: 30, 41, 52, 63, 74, 85, 96

Number 100 - 999

  • The sign for C represents a hundred. This comes from the Roman numeral character "C" used for 100.
  • To sign 100, sign the number 1 and then C. For 200, sign the number 2 and then C.
  • There are two ways to sign numbers higher than 100. Sign all three off the digits together or sign the first digit, then C, then the signs for the second and third digit.
  • See the signs for: 103, 150, 275, 568, 999

Number 1000 - 999999

  • The sign for thousand is made by having the fingertips of the BENT B hand come down in the palm of the opposite hand.
  • To sign 1000, sign the number 1 and then thousand. For 2000, sign the number 2 and then thousand.
  • To sign numbers higher than 1000. Sign the thousands digit(s), then thousand, then the signs for the remaining digits.
  • See the signs for: 2,001, 3,014, 5,476, 10,000, 56,002, 999,999

Number >999999

  • The sign for million is made by having the fingertips of the BENT B hand comes down in the palm of the opposite hand two times (as in one thousand thousand).
  • The sign for billion is made by having the fingertips of the BENT B hand comes down in the palm of the opposite hand three times (as in one thousand thousand thousand).
  • See the signs for: 5,123,987, 952,732,172,821

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