Mime Signs Video Dictionary – Y

Yank
Handshape: 5 Hand become the S Hand
Memory Aide: pulling/yanking something back toward you
Example of sentence usage: She yanked the toy out of the dog’s mouth and tossed it into the yard.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: jerk, tug, wrench

Yawn
Handshape: Open Hand
Memory Aide: hiding a yawn with your hand
Example of sentence usage: People yawn when they are tired or bored.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: gape
Yell (call, call out, cry out, holler)
Handshape: C Hand
Memory Aide: hand held at the mouth helping your voice to carry
Example of sentence usage: He yelled for help.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: hoot, howl, scream, shout