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My cat is fat and lazy and she smells like fish.



MY CAT (nd)CL:3(3 list) (first)THICK (second)LAZY (third)SMELL SAME-AS FISH


My cell phone can email, send text messages, and check voicemails.



MY CELL-PHONE CAN EMAIL (2h)CL:11(send) TEXT CHECK MESSAGE++


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 HOUSE)top RENOVATE NEW (shift left) INSTALL DISHWASHER (shift right) CL:1(index right) NEW TWO TOILETS


My landlord is spraying my apartment for bugs on Tuesday.


My mom is nice but my dad is strict.



(shift left) (MY MOM)top (NICE)aff (shift right) (DAD)top 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.



NEXT YEAR, ME (shift shoulders) MY FAMILY GO-TO WASHINGTON fs-DC MEET SENATOR fs-MORRIS AND (shift shoulders) 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.



This phrase is signed as "NO DEAF, I HEARING" with the first part signed with a negative facial expression and the second part signed with an affirmative facial expression.


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.



MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT STUDY (WHAT?)rhq (ndh)CL:2(2 list) ((first)LANGUAGE (second)SCIENCE)aff


See you later.



This phrase is signed as: "SEE-YOU LATER." The sign SEE moves toward the person you are talking to. The sign LATER is made by taking the L-handshape and moving your wrist from palm-forward to palm-down (it refers to the hands moving on a clock).


She is very good at math but her brother is a star baseball player at his private school.


Sorry, I already have plans.



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