How to sign nervous in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Apprehensive feeling

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you with your palms oriented toward each other and your fingers pointing away from yourself. Then, rotate your wrists back and forth a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for nervous
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for nervous
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With both hands next to each other in front of you and your index fingers pointing down, slightly rotate the wrist of your dominant hand back and forth a couple of times so that your index finger is shaking.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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