American Sign Language: ASL Zombie Signs

Updated on December 4, 2011

Bite

Begin by holding out your non-dominant hand out in a fist.
Begin by holding out your non-dominant hand out in a fist.
Then use your dominant hand to clamp down on the wrist of the non-dominant hand.
Then use your dominant hand to clamp down on the wrist of the non-dominant hand.

Blood

Begin by signing 'red' which is made by sliding the index finger down your chin.
Begin by signing 'red' which is made by sliding the index finger down your chin.
Next the four fingers are shook up and down in front of the chin.
Next the four fingers are shook up and down in front of the chin.

Chainsaw

Begin with the sign for 'chain' which is made by making the 'F' hand shape and then alternating and linking
Begin with the sign for 'chain' which is made by making the 'F' hand shape and then alternating and linking
Next is the sign for 'wood' which is made by holding the non-dominant hand palm down and the dominant hand makes a sawing motion across the back of the non-dominant hand.
Next is the sign for 'wood' which is made by holding the non-dominant hand palm down and the dominant hand makes a sawing motion across the back of the non-dominant hand.
The sign ends with 'machine' which is made with the fingers interlocking and rivet up and down from the wrist.
The sign ends with 'machine' which is made with the fingers interlocking and rivet up and down from the wrist.

Contagious

The sign for contagious begins by making both hands into a flattened 'O' hand shape. Then the dominant hand slides over the top of the non-dominant hand.
The sign for contagious begins by making both hands into a flattened 'O' hand shape. Then the dominant hand slides over the top of the non-dominant hand.
Next the hands open up and move outwards as the fingers flutter.
Next the hands open up and move outwards as the fingers flutter.

Dead

The left hand is held out palm up and the right hand will be palm down, next both hands flip palm orientation.
The left hand is held out palm up and the right hand will be palm down, next both hands flip palm orientation.

Disease

A 'd' hand shape is held to the forehead and the abdomen
A 'd' hand shape is held to the forehead and the abdomen

Gross

The 'C' hand shape is held to the throat.
The 'C' hand shape is held to the throat.

Hungry

The 'C' hand shape slides from the throat down to the chest.
The 'C' hand shape slides from the throat down to the chest.

Infect

The non-dominant hand is held out palm open, then the dominant hand makes a circular motion with a flattened 'O' hand.
The non-dominant hand is held out palm open, then the dominant hand makes a circular motion with a flattened 'O' hand.
Next the dominant hand crawls up the non-dominant arm.
Next the dominant hand crawls up the non-dominant arm.

Intestines

The hands extend the pinky fingers and then zig-zag across the abdomen.
The hands extend the pinky fingers and then zig-zag across the abdomen.

Rifle

The left hand is held in the 'C' hand shape facing upwards while the right hand is held near the face with the index finger out and bent as if resting on a trigger; the thumb extended.
The left hand is held in the 'C' hand shape facing upwards while the right hand is held near the face with the index finger out and bent as if resting on a trigger; the thumb extended.

Run

Version 1: The left hand is held thumb up and the index finger hooked on the thumb of the right hand. The right index finger then bends and extends quickly.
Version 1: The left hand is held thumb up and the index finger hooked on the thumb of the right hand. The right index finger then bends and extends quickly.
Version 2: The thumbs of both hands meet, the index fingers extend and bend quickly.
Version 2: The thumbs of both hands meet, the index fingers extend and bend quickly.

Sick

The middle finger of the right hand is held to the abdomen and the middle finger of left hand is held to the forehead.
The middle finger of the right hand is held to the abdomen and the middle finger of left hand is held to the forehead.

Victim

The middle and index fingers are put to the side of the neck.
The middle and index fingers are put to the side of the neck.

Virus

The sign for 'virus' begins by signing 'sick' which is done by touching the middle finger of the right hand to your abdomen and the middle finger of your left hand to the the forehead.
The sign for 'virus' begins by signing 'sick' which is done by touching the middle finger of the right hand to your abdomen and the middle finger of your left hand to the the forehead.
Next the fingers extend outward and the fingers flutter.
Next the fingers extend outward and the fingers flutter.

Scared

The hands are held up and at mid length from the chest and then shake slightly
The hands are held up and at mid length from the chest and then shake slightly

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      MJ 

      3 years ago

      Walking Dead works for Zombie

      I've been trying to find apocalypse. That is a very long word to fingerspell. Also some people just use the same sign as Sad and that seems... like a gross understatement!

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      Tim 

      3 years ago

      Brains! How do you sign Brains?!

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      Sarah 

      5 years ago

      This is great! I didn't know all of these signs! Thank You!!

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      Nick 

      6 years ago

      Most of my friends use claw hands, arms extended and palms facing down, then move their arms up and down alternating between the left arm and the right arm being up or down. My warning, however, is that this is a local sign, and there is no guarantee that it will be recognized everywhere.

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      Bitsy 

      6 years ago

      this made me laugh and cheer too! Zombies seem to be infiltrating all manner of life....(that is what they do isn't it??) Thanks for the lesson!! :)

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      Chris 

      6 years ago

      Super awesome!

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      thelurkingmerchan 

      7 years ago from San Diego

      There is no true ASL sign for "zombie". You must use classifiers or fingerspell it.

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      ??? 

      7 years ago

      SOoooooooo HOW DO YOU SIGN "ZOMBIE"

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      CjChris 

      7 years ago from Pittsburg, Kansas

      I like that you also dressed the part :)

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      pammio53 

      7 years ago

      this is cool

    • thelurkingmerchan profile imageAUTHOR

      thelurkingmerchan 

      8 years ago from San Diego

      We will be posting a video of these sign as well as zombie.

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      guest 

      8 years ago

      how do you sign zombie?

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      msorensson 

      8 years ago

      Wow..cool..thanks!!

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      maddartist 

      8 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Yaay Zombie!

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