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W

WAIT


WAITER


WAITER/WAITRESS


WAITRESS


WAKE-UP


WALK


WALKING


WALL


WANT



WANT (2)


WAR


WARM


WASH


WASHER DRYER


WATCH


WATCH TV


WATCHING THE GAME


WATER


WATERMELON


WE

WE

This the sign for WE or US.

Plural Forms of WE/US

TWO-OF-US

Two of us

THREE-OF-US

Three of us


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.


WEAK


WEALTHY


WEATHER


WEBSITE


WEDDING


WEDNESDAY


WEEK



If you shape your dominant hand into a number between 1-9, your sign will become "2 weeks,""3 weeks,""4 weeks," etc. If you want to use a number higher than 9, first sign the number, then sign WEEK.


WEEKLY



You can see an example of EVERY-WEEK (or WEEKLY) in the "Regularity Examples" video above from ASL 2 - Unit 3: Duration and Regularity.


WEIGHT


WELDER


WEST


WHAT


What are you doing?


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?



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?



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.


WHAT-do



This sign combines the signs WHAT and #DO to create WHAT-do or DO-DO and is used to ask questions like: "What are you doing?", "What do you do?", "What do I do?", or "Do what?"


WHATS-UP

The sign WHATS-UP is very common and is used to ask, "What's up?" or "What is happening?" To form the sign, take both hands in open 8 handshapes in front of you, palms in. Then, touch the tips of your middle fingers to your chest then move them both upward off your chest.


WHEN


WHERE


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).


WHICH



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).


WHITE


WHITE (race)


WHO


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


Why are you learning sign language?



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


WIFE


WIN


WIND


WINDOW


WINTER


WITH


WITHOUT


WOMAN



WOMAN (2)


WONDERFUL


WOOD


WORK


WORKSHOP


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


WOW


WRITE



WRITE (2)



This is a different signer signing WRITE.


Write it please.


WRONG



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