FIRE in sign language

ASL sign for FIRE
Printable ASL sign for FIRE

How to sign "fire" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Pronunciation: The movement of two hands may be either alternating or simultaneously upward while wiggling the fingers, depending on the contexts.

Definition: Combustion or burning, in which substances (fuel or other material) combine chemically with oxygen and typically give out bright light or flame, heat, and smoke.



ASL Storytelling for beginners

For learners, practice and develop your receptive skill by watching conversations in the video with English subtitles. Hint: You can try to turn off the subtitles and watch the video first before you can watch it again with the subtitles.

The video shows a mother and her three-year-old (3;6) child reading a book "Fire Engine" about the firefighter. Fun and cute kid signing with her little hands.


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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 writing for FIRE

The hands move upward at the same time. Contributed by Joseph Wheeler, 2015(?).

ASL writing for FIRE

On the other hand, the hands move alternatively. Contributed by Todd Hicks, 2017.

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