How to sign mad in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 4)

Definition:

Showing anger

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips touching your chest and your hand in a horizontal position. Then move your hand up and slightly away from yourself, while curling your fingers.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Sign #2 (2 of 4)

Definition:

Anger feeling

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand vertically in front of your face with your palm oriented toward yourself. Then, move your hand toward your face while curling your fingers in.

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Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

Final Frame of mad

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Sign #3 (3 of 4)

Definition:

Angry feeling

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips touching your chest and your hands in a horizontal position on both sides of your chest. Then move your hands up and slightly away from yourself, while curling your fingers.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of mad

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of mad

End of Sign

Final Frame of mad

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Sign #4 (4 of 4)

Definition:

Angry

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand vertically in front of your face with your palm oriented toward yourself. Then, curl your fingers in a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of mad

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of mad

End of Sign

Final Frame of mad

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for mad
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

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