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Bad in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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Today, we’ll learn the word “Bad” in sign language.If you’re familiar with visual languages such as sign language, You’ll recognise how hand motions represent different words.

The word “Bad” is used to describe anyone or anything that a person might not like or find fault with. It can be used as an adjective, noun, or adverb.

Now, let’s move on to the actual image and video presentations.

Bad in Sign Language

Before we dive into our main topic, the following points must be clarified:

  • Unlike other visual languages like ASL or American Sign Language, BSL (British Sign Language) signs are done with two hands. Despite they speak the same language, their sign languages are different.
  • You will come across the terms “dominant hand” and “non-dominant hand” when learning BSL. If you are right-handed, this is your dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand is your left hand. The base hand is a common name for it.

With that said, let’s get back to our main discussion: how to say Bad in BSL?

The different ways to say it as shown in the video that is given below. Please watch it first. Here, we’ll talk about the sign language motion that is used the most often.

Please follow the step given below. This one is appropriate for the single-handed gesture below.

BSL interpreter in a steady posture

1. Start with a normal posture.

BSL interpreter with right hand raised and opened little finger

2. Now raise your right hand and open the little finger.

BSL interpreter signing

3. Now lower your right hand as shown in the picture above.

4. Say the word “Bad” while you are signing.

Let’s explore the second sign right now. This version is two-handed. So let’s get started!

British Sign Language interpreter with a standard gesture

  1. Start with a normal posture again.

British Sign Language interpreter signing

2. Now raise both of your hands and open the little finger.

3. Say the word “Bad” while you are signing.


So, that’s how we say Bad in sign language. As you can see, there are two unique signs of the word. Both of our hands must be used to sign one of them, but not the other. You must now choose the version that best represents your choices or would be most useful to you.

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