How to Sign “Sad” in Sign Language

Being sad can actually make you more creative, as it allows your mind to wander and explore different emotions and thoughts.

Signing “Sad”

  1. Hand shape: Start with your hands in a “closed-5” handshape.
  2. Hand location: Bring your hands in front of your face, palms facing your face.
  3. Movement: In one quick movement, bring your hands downward.
  4. Facial expression: Make sure your face shows sadness or disappointment by frowning your lips.

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