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American Sign Language:ASL Beginning and Basic Words 1

Deaf

Index finger points starting at the ear and ending at the mouth or vice versa.

Index finger points starting at the ear and ending at the mouth or vice versa.

Hearing

Index finger is held sideways in front of the mouth and does a circular motion.

Index finger is held sideways in front of the mouth and does a circular motion.

I or Me

Index finger points inward at the chest.

Index finger points inward at the chest.

My

Open palm faces the chest.

Open palm faces the chest.

You

Index finger points outward.

Index finger points outward.

Your

Open palm held outward.

Open palm held outward.

Name

Both hands have the index and middle fingers extended. One hand's fingers tap the top of the other hand's fingers.

Both hands have the index and middle fingers extended. One hand's fingers tap the top of the other hand's fingers.

Yes

A closed fist is held up and nods up and down.

A closed fist is held up and nods up and down.

No

Index and middle fingers open and close meeting with the thumb.

Index and middle fingers open and close meeting with the thumb.

Again

Left hand is held with an upward open palm, the right hand's fingers are put into the palm of the left.

Left hand is held with an upward open palm, the right hand's fingers are put into the palm of the left.

Nice

The top hand going outward slides across the held bottom hand.

The top hand going outward slides across the held bottom hand.

Meet

Hand are separated with Index fingers up. Held erect both hands come together, knuckles meet.

Hand are separated with Index fingers up. Held erect both hands come together, knuckles meet.

Sign Language

Index fingers are extended, hands move in an outward circle.

Index fingers are extended, hands move in an outward circle.

Comments

marline on July 01, 2020:

theres this guy who gets made fun of at school because people cant communicate with him so i wanna learn so i can translate and be able to talk to him. i would love to make a new friend.

mabe on June 08, 2020:

thanksss

i'm trying to learn sign language

Samuel on August 06, 2019:

Good job

Clara on May 26, 2019:

Lol, I think most people who aren’t deaf or mute use sign language as a ‘talk in class’ kind of thing. I know I used it for when I was younger...

Hi on May 22, 2019:

do more like for chatting in class to your bff kinda thing

k.messenger on April 03, 2019:

the zombie signs are cool

noisyaz on September 16, 2013:

Thanks!! This is so helpful

Lesa on November 06, 2012:

This is so difficult but so worth it :-)

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