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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 hungry?

Are you hungry?

This phrase is signed as "YOU HUNGRY 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 you married?

Are you married?

This is signed as "YOU MARRIED YOU?" 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).


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).


Could you go to the store and pick me up a pink volleyball?


Do you have children?

Do you have children?

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


Do you mind if I borrow your car?


HOW

HOW

This sign for HOW is used in sentences like, "How are you?"



HOW (2)

HOW (2)

This sign for HOW is used in sentences like, "How do you fix this?"


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 get here?

How did you get here?

This phrase is signed as "YOU ARRIVE HERE HOW?" 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 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 many siblings do you have?

This is signed as "HOW-MANY BROTHERS SISTERS YOU HOW-MANY?" with the wh-word facial expression (eyebrows down).


How much does it cost?


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.


How was your weekend?


Is that right?


Is that true?

Is that true?

(TRUE?)y/n


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?


No, I'm not deaf, I'm hearing.

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.


WHAT


What did you/they say?

What did you/they say?

This phrase is signed as: "SAY?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down). The rest of the words are implied with the facial expression, so it is only necessary to sign SAY in this phrase. And keep in mind that if you are referring to what someone else said, you will normally glance toward that person momentarily while signing this phrase.


What do you think?


What does that mean?

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 name?

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


What is your phone number?

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?

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?

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.


WHEN


WHERE


Where are you learning sign language?

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?

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?

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 do you work?

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


WHICH

Is there a chair under your desk or is it in the dining room?

The sign WHICH can be used to ask questions such as, "Do you want a red or green shirt?" You can see an example of the sign WHICH in the video above. He asks, "Is the chair under your desk or is it in the dining room?" and signs, "WHERE CHAIR? CL:1(index left) DESK CL:1(index right) DINING ROOM WHICH?)whq" WHICH is normally signed last in questions such as these. When using WHICH to ask a wh-question, make sure use the wh-question facial expressions (eyebrows down).


WHO


Who is your teacher?

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


Why are you learning sign language?

Why are you learning sign language?

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



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