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"Beginning and ending a thought"

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The first sign is what you would use at the beginning and the second sign is what you would use at the end of a story or anecdote that you want to show as an internal thought or dream.


Are you a student?

Are you a student?

Here is the phrase "Are you a student?" in ASL. Notice the signs that are used in this phrase. This phrase is actually signed as: "YOU STUDENT YOU?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up).


Are you deaf?

Are you deaf?

This phrase is signed as: "YOU DEAF YOU?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up).


Are you learning sign language?

Are you learning sign language?

This phrase is signed as: "YOU LEARN SIGN?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up).


Are your parents Deaf?

Are your parents Deaf?

This phrase is signed as "YOUR PARENTS DEAF?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up).


ASL Alphabet (A-Z)


Can you (please) sign slower?

Can you (please) sign slower?

This phrase is signed as: "PLEASE SLOW".


Can you (please) sign that again?

Can you (please) sign that again?

This phrase is signed as: "PLEASE SIGN AGAIN".


Can you fingerspell that again?

Can you fingerspell that again?

This phrase is signed as: "FINGERSPELL AGAIN?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up). You can also add PLEASE to this phrase if you want.


Can you read lips?

Can you read lips?

This phrase is signed "YOU READ-LIPS YOU?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up).


DEAF

DEAF

This sign can be made by moving from your ear to your chin or from your chin to your ear.


Good afternoon

Good afternoon

This phrase is signed as "GOOD AFTERNOON"


Good morning

Good morning

This is signed as "GOOD MORNING". This phrase can also be signed more fluidly where your non-dominant hand is only used for MORNING (your dominant hand moves directly from your chin down to sign MORNING).


Goodbye

Goodbye

This is the sign for "BYE" in ASL.


Goodnight

Goodnight

This phrase is signed as "GOOD NIGHT."


HEARING


Hello

Hello

This is the sign for HELLO in ASL.


How are you?

How are you?

This phrase is signed as: "HOW YOU?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).



How are you? (2)

How are you? (2)

This is a different signer signing "How are you?" This phrase is signed as: "HOW YOU?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


How did you lose your hearing?

How did you lose your hearing?

This is signed as "BECOME DEAF HOW YOU?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


How old are you?

How old are you?

This phrase is signed as "HOW-OLD YOU?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down). HOW-OLD is signed by signing OLD twice.



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