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Signs for PROBLEM
Having a trouble for signing "problem" in ASL? Here is your solution!
Meaning: Any question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty; something that is difficult to deal with; something that is a source of trouble, worry, etc.
Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed horizontal "claw-2" hands with the fingers in close contact with other and palms facing in (location and orientation) move up and down alternately twice with the click of the fingers when passing each other (movement).
Learner tip: Don't confuse this sign for PROBLEM with the similar sign for DIFFICULT.
Related concepts: TROUBLE, HEADACHE, ISSUE, HASSLE, COMPLICATION.
Now you need a PROBLEM SOLVING skill to SOLVE a problem.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for "PROBLEM" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2018.