How to Sign "Sugar" in Sign Language

Signing the word sugar can be extremely helpful when communicating with someone who is Deaf or hard of hearing. Knowing this sign not only shows respect and inclusivity towards the Deaf community, but it also allows for smoother and more efficient communication. Whether ordering a coffee from a Deaf barista or visiting a Signing Starbucks in Washington D.C., being able to sign the word sugar can make the interaction more enjoyable and meaningful.

Signing "Sweet"

  1. Hand Shape: Use your dominant hand in a closed “5” handshape, with your thumb and fingers extended, but close together.
  2. Sign Location: Position your dominant hand near your chin.
  3. Movement: Bend all fingers, except your thumb, up and down, as if you're petting your chin.
  4. Facial Expression: Wear a sweet and cheerful facial expression, as if you're adding a delightful touch to a dish.

Fun Fact

This sign can also be used to say "sweetie," as in when speaking gently to someone or also the sign for "diabetes."

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