ASL sign for: giraffe

Definition: A large African mammal with a very long neck and forelegs, having a coat patterned with brown patches separated by lighter lines.

Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "C" handshape, palm in front of the neck, moves upward.

Related signs: ANIMAL, ZOO.

Learn some interesting facts about a giraffe. Or, learn how some classifiers (e.g. neck, vertebrae, tongue, etc.) are used in this video for ASL students.


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