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What does your mother do on Easter Sunday?


What is your name?



This phrase is signed as: "YOUR NAME WHAT?" with the wh-question facial expression (eyebrows down).


What is your phone number?



This is signed as "YOUR PHONE NUMBER WHAT?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


What is your teacher's name?



This phrase is signed as: "YOUR TEACHER NAME WHAT?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


What time?



This is signed as "TIME?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down). In this phrase, the word WHAT is implied with the facial expression, so it is not necessary to sign it.


Where are you learning sign language?



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


Where do you live?



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


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?



This is signed "YOU WORK WHERE?" with the WH-Word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


Where is the bathroom?



This is signed as "BATHROOM WHERE?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


Who do you live with?


Who is your teacher?



Here is the phrase "Who is your teacher?" in ASL. Notice the signs that are used in this phrase. This phrase is actually signed as: "YOUR TEACHER WHO?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


Why are you learning sign language?



This is signed as "YOU LEARN SIGN WHY?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


Would you like to go to dinner with me on Saturday?


Write it please.


Yes, please.



Signed as "YES PLEASE" with the affirmative facial expression.


Yes, thank you.



Signed "YES THANK YOU" with the affirmative facial expression.


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.


You're welcome.



Signed as "WELCOME". In context, this can mean "You're welcome". More commonly, you would sign FINE, NO-PROBLEM, or NOTHING (with F handshapes to mean "It was nothing.")



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