Happy in Sign Language – Video and Image Included

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Today, we’re going to learn how to say ‘happy’ in sign language. If your loved one is deaf or hard of hearing, don’t let the communication barrier stop you from expressing your happiness. This sign is very easy to learn. It’s as easy as clapping your hands.

So, let’s get started.

Happy in Sign Language

View the video posted below.

Don’t worry if it’s too fast for you. We will cover each stage in full detail below.

Now follow these steps.

British Sign Language "Happy"
Don’t worry if it’s too fast for you.

1. Start with a normal posture.

Happy sing
Lift both your hands up to your chest height

2. Lift both your hands up to your chest height.
3. Spread them both out. With your flat hands, make a clapping motion.
4. Remember to keep both hands at a 90-degree angle to each other. So, they’ll essentially touch each other at a cross angle.

happy in BSL
Say the word as you’re signing it

5. While clapping, just touch your palms instead of connecting your whole hand.
6. Repeat the motion twice.
7. Say the word as you’re signing it.
8. Remember to keep a smile on your face!


So, that’s how we say ‘happy’ in sign language. Check that the person with whom you are interacting can see you clearly. Sign language is a visual language. So the visual part needs to be evident for everyone involved in the conversation. Maintain a continuous practice routine if you want to remember the sign. Otherwise, you risk losing it after a time.