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"Beginning and ending a thought"
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.
11 + 15 = 26
235 x 12 = 2,820
456 - 290 = 166
48 / 12 = 4
Are you a student?
Are you deaf?
Are you hungry?
Are you learning sign language?
Are you married?
Are your parents Deaf?
At the beach we wear sun block, sunglasses, and use an umbrella for safe skin health.
Can you (please) sign slower?
Can you (please) sign that again?
Can you fingerspell that again?
Can you read lips?
Could you go to the store and pick me up a pink volleyball?
Do you have children?
Do you mind if I borrow your car?
Emergency! The tiger at the zoo got out of his cage and is hunting for food.
Every morning I wake up happy because I sleep all night.
Excuse me I'm sorry to interrupt, but I have an important message.
For this job you will need to check your email and clean your computer once a month.
Germany makes the best cars for winter weather and they handle well in the snow.
This is the sign for "BYE" in ASL.
He replaced all his Spanish DVDs with Blu-ray discs.
He went to use the ATM so he could pay off debt he owed to the government.
This is the sign for HELLO in ASL.
Her car is black and has a loud engine.
Her grandson is my daughter's friend.
Her least favorite person got laid off from his job at Taco Bell.
His brother was born with freckles and a lot of hair.
Hockey is the best sport to watch live.
How are you?
How did you get here?
How did you lose your hearing?
How do you get to your daughters High School from the show?
How do you wash your laundry and make your bed?
How long have the two of them been engaged?
How many siblings do you have?
How much does it cost?
How old are you?
How was your weekend?
I am 20 years old.
I am a college student and I am majoring in biology.
I am extremely hungry, I could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner right now!
I am not married.
I can't sleep. I've been tossing and turning all night.
I don't feel good. I feel lousy.
I don't like football but I do like race car driving shows on Thursdays evenings.
I don't mind that you borrow the car, but would you mind filling the gas tank?
I don't understand.
This is signed as "I UNDERSTAND" with the negative facial expression. The sign DON'T is already implied with the facial expression, so it does not need to be signed.
I don't want to listen to rap music as it makes me vomit.
I feel OK.
I feel sick with a sore throat and an annoying headache.
I feel tired.
I feel wonderful.
I have 1 brother and 2 sisters.
I have 3 children.
I have a question.
This phrase is signed as "I QUESTION" with an inquisitive facial expression.
I have an ugly dog that barks at night.
I have to go home.
I moved to New York around 1998.
I need to fix my roof after this last rain storm.
I put a camera on the top of my front door entrance.
I took the bus to get to class.
I want to introduce you to my friend Julie.
I'll be right back.
I'm studying to be an interpreter.
I'm taking ASL classes.
This is the sign for "INTERESTING", which can be signed using various facial expressions to create a phrase. In this video, Christine uses a facial expression to indicate that something is very interesting.
Is that right?
Is that true?
Is there a chair under your desk or is it in the dining room?
Is your hotel near the junior high school or behind the library?
My aunt lost her way through New York City while looking for the Yankee stadium.
My cat is fat and lazy and she smells like fish.
My cell phone can email, send text messages, and check voicemails.
My father is a janitor at her son's university.
My garage needs new wood because of the flood.
My house is having a new dishwasher and two new toilets installed.
My landlord is spraying my apartment for bugs on Tuesday.
My mom is nice but my dad is strict.
My name is Deborah (name sign).
The phrase is signed here as: "MY NAME D-E-B-O-R-A-H (name-sign)". This is used as an example. Deborah fingerspelled her name first and then gave her name sign, which is the D-handshape moving in a curl downward from her head to indicate curly hair. You can learn more about Name Signs in ASL 1 - Unit 3.
My roommate is thin, smart and great at drawing.
My uncle doesn't want his kitchen table anymore and will sell it cheap.
Next year I am going with my family to Washington DC to meet with Senator Morris and his wife.
Nice to meet you.
The phrase is signed here as: "NICE MEET YOU." This phrase can also be signed as "NICE MEET" with MEET signed with the back of your dominant hand facing you and the back of your non-dominant hand facing the person you are meeting. When MEET is signed directionally this way, signing YOU is not necessary.
No, I'm not deaf, I'm hearing.
Once a week in May my grandfather watches his favorite television show.
Once upon a time
One year after we bought our house our daughter was born.
Science is the most important subject after language studies.
See you later.
She is very good at math but her brother is a star baseball player at his private school.
Sorry, I already have plans.
Sorry, I already lent the car to my sister.
Take care of yourself.
The art museum had silly paintings of strawberries and country sides.
The Japanese army is planning an earthquake drill in Asia.
The monkeys at the zoo remind me of my sister's farm.
The news online is not always right about our neighborhood.
The parking lot next to the church is being built three stories tall.
The play my father attended had dancing, piano music and a magical autumn set.
The president is the leader of the armed services and makes important national decisions.
The snake chases the rat into the dark tunnel.
Their family went to China to see an expensive surgeon.
There is no sign for that, you need to fingerspell it.
Tomorrow is Christmas and then it will be New Years.
Turn right by the playground and left after the movie theater.
What are you doing?
What do you think?
What does that mean?
This is signed as "MEANING?" with the wh-word question facial expression. The rest of the words are implied with the facial expression, so it is only necessary to sign MEANING in this phrase.
What does your mother do on Easter Sunday?
What is your name?
What is your phone number?
What is your teacher's name?
Where are you learning sign language?
Where do you live?
Where do you rank among your siblings?
This phrase is basically asking the question, "How old are you in relation to your siblings" (i.e. "Are you the oldest, middle, youngest, etc. child?"). The question is asked this way because your non-dominant hand is used to index siblings and children in order of age. The phrase is signed here as: "BROTHER SISTER, YOU POINT(non-dominant index)?" with "BROTHER SISTER" signed with the topical facial expression and with "YOU POINT(non-dominant index)?" signed with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).
Where do you work?
Where is the bathroom?
Who do you live with?
Who is your teacher?
Why are you learning sign language?
Would you like to go to dinner with me on Saturday?
Write it please.
Yes, thank you.
You look busy. Would you like me to do the dishes for you?
You sign very fluently.
This is signed as "YOU SIGN-FLUENT". The "SIGN-FLUENT" sign is very ASL. There is no direct-word translation of this sign to English. This sign is used to describe someone's signing as fast and smooth. You can create this sign by starting with both of your hands in the the S-handshape, opening your hands into the 5-handshape, wiggling your fingers slightly, and closing them into the S-handshape again. Depending on your facial expressions and body movements, this sign can mean "FLUENT,""very-FLUENT," or "exceptionally-FLUENT," for example.
Your freezer is leaking water on the rug and it is messy.
Your neighbor is very rich and stubborn.