How to sign hurt in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Physical pain

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you with your index fingers pointed at each other. Then move your hands towards each other 2 times.

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Sequential Breakdown of hurt

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First Frame of hurt

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hurt
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hurt
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your index fingers pointing at each other. The palm of your dominant hand should begin by being oriented away from you and your non-dominant hand should begin oriented toward yourself. Then, you should move both hands toward each other while rotating your wrists and switching the palm orientation of your hands.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hurt

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hurt

End of Sign

Final Frame of hurt

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hurt
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hurt
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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