How to sign embarrassed in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Shame discomfort

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your non-dominant hand clasping your other forearm near the elbow. The forearm of your dominant hand should be vertical. Then, move your dominant hand down until it makes contact with your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of embarrassed

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of embarrassed

End of Sign

Final Frame of embarrassed

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for embarrassed
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for embarrassed
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

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