STRONG, STRENTH in sign language

How to sign "strong", "strength" in American Sign Language.

Definition: Having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks; able to withstand great force or pressure.

Sometimes one-handed version, depending on the contexts. The movement may move inward or outward.

Context examples: "stay strong", "he's strong", "a strong heart", "a strong hand gripped his shoulder", and many others in general.


Context examples: "the engine of the sports car is very strong".

Meaning: extremely strong; powerful. [Signed by Kameron Freeney, 2018.]

Context examples: "the army is very powerful."

Sometimes the English word "strong" in an English phrase doesn't translate well into one these ASL signs. E.g. "a strong respect for the team". Use a different ASL word or an inflection of the word "respect".



Opposite: WEAK.


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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 STRONG

Written ASL digit for "STRONG" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2018.

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