ASL Signs For Your Everyday Use — Feelings

asl sign for happy

Happy

The sign “happy” uses extended hands to created circular motions up your core a couple of times.
 
Here’s how:
1. Use “flat” extended hands. One hand should be at the shoulder
2. Circle your hands forward, down, back, up, forward, down, back, up.

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asl sign for sad

Sad

The ASL sign “sad” is made by placing both hands in front of your face, palms in. Using a sad facial expression, bring both of your hands down the length of your face.
 
Here’s how:
1. Place both hands in front of your face, palms in.
2. Tilt your head forward slightly and make a sad facial expression.
3. Bring both of your hands down the length of your face.

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asl sign for mad

Mad

The sign “mad” uses a tense “claw” handshape moving toward your face.
 
Here’s how:
1. Make the claw handshape with your dominant hand.
2. Make an angry facial expression.
3. Bring the clawed handshape toward your face.

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asl sign for sick

Sick

The sign “sick” uses modified five hands (with the middle finger bent at the large knuckle) a few inches from the forehead and stomach.
 
Here’s how:
1. Use modified five-hands (with the middle finger bent at the large knuckle) a few inches from the forehead and stomach.
2. Then bring both hands inward to contact the body.

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asl sign for hurt

Hurt

The sign “hurt” is made by extending the index fingers of both hands and bringing them together in a jabbing motion.
 
Here’s how:
1. Make pointing fingers with both hands and point them at each other.
2. Bring the fingers toward each other twice using a jabbing movement.

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