How to sign runny nose in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand horizontally in front of your face with your palm oriented toward yourself and your index finger underneath your nose. Then, move your hand slightly down a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of runny nose

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of runny nose

End of Sign

Final Frame of runny nose

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for runny nose
Extend all fingers except your thumb, resembling the number four.

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