How to sign drunk in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Alcohol inebriation

Sign Instructions:

Move your hand across your face, rotating your wrist as you move it across.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for drunk
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Alcohol affected

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both forearms vertical with your thumbs pointed at each other. Then move your forearms down toward your opposite elbows.

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End of Sign

Final Frame of drunk

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for drunk
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for drunk
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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