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American Sign Language: "skinned"



A student over in Iran was doing a project comparing "Persian Sign Language" and ASL. She asked me how to sign "dark skinned."
That word "skinned" is a complex concept to interpret.  There is a difference between stating, "His skin is dark" and stating "He is dark skinned."

If you mean "skinned" as in his general appearance or complexion then I recommend you sign FACE / complexion.

DARK-SKINNED (dark face)


 



FACE or "complexion"

 


Also see: SKIN


 

Notes:
If you mean "skinned" as in "scraped my knee" then you should use a version of the sign for RIPPED or SCRATCHED (the sign that uses a modified-CLAW handshape).
 


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