Mime Signs Video Dictionary – F

Fair (so-so, sort of)
Handshape: 5 Hand
Memory Aide: the sentiment of showing you are feeling neither good or bad
Example of sentence usage: The weather was fair, not too hot or too cold.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: indifferent, lackluster, mediocre

False Teeth (dentures)
Handshape: Flattened O Hand
Memory Aide: putting false teeth in your mouth
Example of sentence usage: My grandpa wears false teeth.
Consider using this sign for: retainer, splint
Farewell (bye, goodbye)
Handshape: Open Hand
Memory Aide: wave farewell
Example of sentence usage: It is late, so I must say farewell.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: bye-bye, cheerio, so long, and all the well-known goodbyes in foreign languages (adios, au revoir, sayonara, etc.)
Faucet
Handshape: Curved 3 Hands
Memory Aide: turning on the hot and cold water
Example of sentence usage: She turned on the faucet and let the water run.
Fencing
Handshape: Curved Hand (nondominant) and the A Hand (dominant)
Memory Aide: the stance of fencing and the action of the sword
Example of sentence usage: Players use a sword in fencing.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: swordplay
Fiddle (violin)
Handshape: Curved Hand (nondominant) and the F Hand (dominant)
Memory Aide: holding the neck of the fiddle and moving the bow
Example of sentence usage: She played a fiddle in an Irish folk band.
Fight (box, boxing)
Handshape: S Hands
Memory Aide: fist movement in a fight
Example of sentence usage: He threw the first punch in the fight.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: fistfight, punches, slugfest, throw punches
Fill (pour)
Handshape: A Hand (dominant) and C Hand (nondominant)
Memory Aide: a pitcher filling a container
Example of sentence usage: She filled the glass with water.
Fire (shoot)
Handshape: L Hand
Memory Aide: hammer action of firing a gun
Example of sentence usage: The police officer fired the gun.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: discharge, open fire
Floss
Handshape: F Hand (dominant) and Modified X Hand (nondominant)
Memory Aide: how your hands move when using floss
Example of sentence usage: He flossed his teeth.
Flute
Handshape: Curved 5 Hands
Memory Aide: pressing the keys on a flute
Example of sentence usage: The flute is a wind instrument.
Fond Of (like)
Handshape: S Hand
Memory Aide: the sentiment of really liking something by kissing the back of your hand
Example of sentence usage: He is fond of dancing and takes lessons.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: digs (slang)
Fragrance (fume, odor, scent, smell)
Handshape: Open Hand
Memory Aide: waving your hand in front of your nose to breathe in a fragrance
Example of sentence usage: The flowers had a nice, natural fragrance.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: aroma
Frigid (chilly, cold, shiver, winter)
Handshape: S Hands
Memory Aide: shaking from frigid/cold weather
Example of sentence usage: She was frigid and wanted to go inside to get warm.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: freezing, wintry
Frisbee
Handshape: Curved L Hand
Memory Aide: throwing a frisbee
Example of sentence usage: They threw the frisbee back and forth.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: disc, flying disc
Fume (fragrance, odor, scent, smell)
Handshape: Open Hand
Memory Aide: waving your hand in front of your nose to breathe in a fume
Example of sentence usage: The fumes from the volcano smoke bothered her eyes.