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Y

YARD


YEAR



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


YELL


YELLOW


YES


Yes, please.



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


Yes, thank you.



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


YESTERDAY



YESTERDAY (2)


YOGA


YOU

Plural Versions of YOU

TWO-OF-YOU

Two of you


THREE-OF-YOU

Three of you


ALL-OF-YOU

All of you



You can learn more about pronouns in Don't Just "Sign"... Communicate! A Student's Guide to Mastering ASL Grammar


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.")


YOUNG


YOUR


Your freezer is leaking water on the rug and it is messy.



(YOUR COLD FREEZE)top (2h)CL:4(LEAK++) WATER (2H)CL:0-5(water spreading) (2h)CL:C(rug) fs-RUG MESSY MESSED-UP


Your neighbor is very rich and stubborn.


YOUR-TURN then HIS/HER-TURN