SPRING in sign language

ASL sign for SPRING

Spring time is a season when earth and other living organisms including plants wake up after a long cold winter. The verb spring also means to jump or bounce up suddenly.

ASL sign for "spring"

How to sign "spring" in American Sign Language. Use different signs whether you mean to suddenly jump or the season.

Meaning (also springtime): the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "flat O" hand (handshape) with its palm up (orientation) inside non-dominant loose fist (location) moves upward twice while dominant handshape tranforms into open hand (movement).

Related signs: WINTER, SUMMER, AUTUMN.

Meaning: To move, leap, or jump suddenly. See some possible synonyms: JUMP, LEAP, HOP, BOUND.

Deaf/Sign Language Art

Spring Dawn Art
Art by Jolanta Lapiak

"Spring Dawn" calligraphic poetry -- a translation from the Chinese text to English to ASL.

To learn about rhymes in sign language, see the literary analysis of this poem.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL written for SPRING (season)

Written ASL digit for "SPRING" (as in season). [Contributed by Todd Hicks, ASLwrite, 2019]

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