TROUBLE
English Equivalent: TROUBLE
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Another Variation of "Trouble"

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Savvy User Betty Savvy Guest
Saturday, October 15, 2011

Can you show the version where the B handshapes flap in front of the face.

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amessnger Savvy Guest
Monday, November 14, 2011

You are thinking of the sign for "worry."

That sign can also be used.

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Admin
Monday, November 14, 2011

You can also use the sign for WORRY as troubled.

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Jake the Snake Savvy Guest
Sunday, August 5, 2012

They can be synonyms...

WORRY/TROUBLE and facial grammar

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Chado Savvy Guest
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I'm not an ASL expert, but I do know Deaf people:

The WORRY/TROUBLE sign with the B handshapes confuses many novice signers. (This website seperates the two, I assume because it is following an alphabet.)  The usage of the WORRY/TROUBLE sign confused me, in the beginning.  Jake the snake is somewhat correct.  You can use what is listed as the WORRY sign on this website, if the conotation is something like "Oh boy, Now I'm in trouble!."  The facial-grammar is what is key here, not so much the sign itself.  If you are asking someone "YOU (IN) TROUBLE?" (btw, I'm meaning using the B-handhapes as in the WORRY sign on this website for TROUBLE) you would use the proper "yes-no question" facial expression.  So how do you differentiate from WORRY and TROUBLE in the sentence "YOU WORRY?"-- body gesture and a more fearful facial expression.  The Deaf people I know in Indiana use the B-handshape more than any of the signs above for TROUBLE or WORRY.  They use ASL 1 version of the sign more for "I had a hard day at work" [DIFFICULT WORK DAY AT-AT ME HAVE]or "It was difficult to put the puzzle together" [DIFFICULT FINNISH FIX PUZZLE ME]

Certain dialects of ASL however, may be different.

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