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American Sign Language: "nervous"

The sign for "nervous" shakes the hands as if you are nervous and can't keep your hands still. Hold your hands out in front of you and shake them as if you had a 128-ounce cup of coffee this morning.

NERVOUS / anxiety / anxious:

Sample sentence:  "Do you get nervous before tests?"  = PRIOR-to TEST YOU FEEL NERVOUS?

Note: In the above sentence, you could drop the sign "FEEL" since the concept of feel is already "understood" to be part of the concept of "nervous." It is the same difference as the statements, "Do you feel nervous?" vs "Are you nervous?" (If you are nervous, obviously you feel nervous eh?) Regardless, it is a good excuse to practice the sign for "feel."

Also see: ANXIOUS

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