Signs for RABBIT
How do you say "rabbit" in ASL sign language?
Meaning: A small burrowing, gregarious, furry, plant-eating mammal with long ears, long hind legs and short front legs, front large teeth and a short tail that moves by hopping on its long hind legs.
Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed "13" (or "H" with its thumb open) horizontal hands with the dominant hand on the top of the non-dominant hand, the fingers of both hands together flap twice. A variation of the handshape may be sometimes "H" handshape with its thumb closed.
Same sign for BUNNY.
Watch "The Rabbit and the Turtle": a translation of the fable in American Sign Language (2009). English text is available for ASL learners.
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[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.]
Written ASL digit for "rabbit" contributed by Jolanta in the ASLwrite community, 2017.