Friend

Video: Friend in Sign Language

Signing: To make the sign for friend, hold out both of your index fingers hooked in a C-shape. Holding one hand with your C facing up, hook the second C into the first. Then reverse the position for the hands and do it again. It is like your fingers are best friends and giving each other a hug.

Friend in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Friend in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Make the friend sign when reintroducing your baby to one of their similar age playmates. “It’s your friend, Sally.”

Friend Flash Card Thumbnail

Flash Card: Click the link to view the Friend Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.

Related Signs:

Sister, Brother, Cousin.

2 Responses to “Friend”

  1. Leslie P Briggs

    7/20/2018

    Hi. My name is Leslie Briggs. I teach 2nd grade in Preston, ID. I would like to help improve the culture of my school (& perhaps, by extension, other schools) by asking the teachers to teach their students 9 signs and encourage them to use the signs with others. The 9 signs are “hello, friend, please, you’re welcome, thank you, excuse me, I’m sorry, hurt, & help”. I like the images you have created and I am seeking permission to use your images on my handout. I do not know what the protocol is for making such a request. Please let me know. I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thank you so much,
    Leslie P. Briggs
    (435) 994-4113

    Hi Leslie,

    Please email us at [email protected] We will help you with your request.

  2. Elle_U

    How is the plural handled? In my preschool, we refer to students as “friends,” so I’d love to be able to sign “good morning, friends!”

    ADMIN – Hi Elle,

    To create a plural we use quantifiers such as many or several.

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