ASL sign for HUG


Meaning: squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.

Plural: HUGS.


Related signs: HUGGLE, CUDDLE.

ASL Storytelling

Watch and learn ASL for L2 beginners and L1 children.

Read the book "Hug" by Jez Alborough. Translated by Evelina Gaina.

Phonological Development

ASL-speaking babies don't develop to cross arms (proximalization) till later, just like vocal-speaking babies take time to develop their phonemes.

With English subtitle.