ASL University ►

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

Want to help support ASL University?  It's easy DONATE (Thanks!)
(You don't need a PayPal account. Just look for the credit card logos and click continue.)

Another way to help is to buy something from the ASLU "Bookstore."

Want even more ASL resources?  Visit the "ASL Training Center!"  (Subscription Extension of ASLU)   CHECK IT OUT >

Bandwidth slow?  Check out "" (a free mirror of less traffic, fast access)   VISIT >


You can learn sign language (ASL) online at American Sign Language University    Dr. William Vicars

back.gif (1674 bytes)