How to sign struggle in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Effortful difficulty

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you with your index fingers pointing at each other with your dominant hand oriented away from yourself. Move both of your hands in unison in a circular motion that begins with a forward movement a couple of times.

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Sequential Breakdown of struggle

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of struggle

End of Sign

Final Frame of struggle

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for struggle
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 struggle
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 in front of you and next to each other with your index fingers pointing towards each other. Then, in unison, move your hands from side to side.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of struggle

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of struggle

End of Sign

Final Frame of struggle

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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