How to Discuss Payments with American Sign Language

After you go shopping, you have to deal with the not-so-fun part — paying for all your new items. The signs in this table cover the variety of ways to pay for those purchases and signs for other money-related words.

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These sentences can get you some experience signing about money:

  • English: I’ll pay with my credit card.

    Sign: CREDIT CARD — PAY WILL ME

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  • English: She wrote a $50 check.

    Sign: FINISH — CHECK DOLLARS 5-0 — WRITE HER

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  • English: The bank gave me an ATM card.

    Sign: A-T-M CARD — BANK — GIVE ME

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You can sign credit cards two different ways:

  • The old way: Sign CREDIT CARD MACHINE, as shown in the preceding table.

  • The new way: Outline a card shape and then show the motion of swiping it through a machine.

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