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I am 20 years old.



This is signed as "I AGE 20". You learn more about signing ages in ASL 1 - Unit 12.


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.



This is signed as "I NOT MARRIED" with the negation facial expression (shaking your head).


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.



This is signed as "I FEEL OK".


I feel sick with a sore throat and an annoying headache.


I feel tired.



This is signed as "I FEEL TIRED"


I feel wonderful.



This is signed as "I FEEL WONDERFUL"


I have 1 brother and 2 sisters.



This phrase is signed as: "I BROTHER 1, SISTER 2". Christine also shifts her body during this phrase, which indicates comparing.


I have 3 children.



This is signed as "I CHILDREN 3."


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.



This is signed as: "HOME I NEED GO".


I moved to New York around 1998.



AROUND 19-98 ME MOVE-TO NEW-YORK


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.



This phrase is signed as "I RIDE BUS ARRIVE CLASS". This sign for BUS is more English-based, but is used often. Another way to sign BUS is the lexicalized version #BUS. You can see an example of #BUS in the conversation in ASL 1 - Unit 5.


I want to introduce you to my friend Julie.


I'll be right back.



This phrase uses a classifier and is signed as "I CL:1(me)"go" CL:1(me)"come back"". Christine uses the 1-handshape to show herself leaving and then returning.


I'm studying to be an interpreter.



This phrase is signed as a rhetorical question: "I STUDY WHY? BECOME INTERPRETER". The first part of the phrase uses the yes/no facial expression (eyebrows up) and the second part uses an affirmative facial expression.


I'm taking ASL classes.



This phrase is signed as "I TAKE-up ASL CLASS". This sign for TAKE is different from the sign you would use to indicate that you took (or got) something (i.e. TAKE-from).


I/ME


ICE CREAM


ICE SKATING


ICE-CREAM


IMAGINE


IMPORTANT


IMPROVE


IN


INCOME


INCREASE IN VALUE


INDEPENDENT


INDIA


INDIA/INDIAN


INDIAN



This sign is referring to people from India.



INDIAN (2)



This sign is referring to native Americans.


INDIAN/NATIVE AMERICAN


INFANTRY


INFORM


INHERITANCE


INTEREST


Interesting.



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.


INTERNET


INTERSECTION


INVENT


INVENT/IMAGINE


INVEST


IRAN


IRAQ


IRELAND


IRELAND/IRISH


IRISH


IRON


Is that right?


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?


ISRAEL


ISRAEL/JEWISH


IT

IT

This sign is part of indexing in ASL. You need to describe who you are talking about before using an index sign. You can learn more about pronouns and indexing in ASL 1 - Unit 7 and in Chapter 6 of Don't Just "Sign"... Communicate! A Student's Guide to Mastering ASL Grammar.


ITALIAN


ITALY


ITALY/ITALIAN


ITCHY


ITS

ITS

This is a pronoun showing possession. This sign is part of indexing in ASL. You need to describe who you are talking about before using an index sign. You can learn more about pronouns and indexing in ASL 1 - Unit 7 and in Chapter 6 of Don't Just "Sign"... Communicate! A Student's Guide to Mastering ASL Grammar.



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