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How to Use Shopping-Related American Sign Language

Shopping made simple — that’s what you’ll find when you do it in American Sign Language (ASL). After you know how to sign the store you want to visit and the deals you're looking for, the rest is a breeze [more…]

ASL: How to Sign about Clothing

These American Sign Language (ASL) signs show you the basics for all your clothing needs. Wear is signed the same as use, so don’t worry that they look the same. [more…]

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 [more…]

How to Discuss the Movies by Using American Sign Language

In case you were wondering, yes, Deaf people attend movies. To serve the Deaf population, some theaters have an OC (open captioning) Night on newly released movies. [more…]

ASL: How to Sign about Going to Cultural Events

When you plan to go with your Deaf friends to a play or museum, you can get the most out of the experience by knowing some signs related to cultural events. American Sign Language [more…]

How to Discuss Articles of Clothing in American Sign Language

Whether you're signing about doing laundry or buying new clothes, you may need to know how to identify items of clothing in American Sign Language (ASL). These signs show you how to refer to clothing in [more…]

ASL: How to Sign about Sports

The majority of American Sign Language (ASL) sports signs look like what they represent. For example, the signs for tennis and baseball mimic the swing of a racket and bat, respectively. Don’t you just [more…]

How to Talk about Games in American Sign Language

Not all games have American Sign Language (ASL) signs. For example, you fingerspell cards, video, chess, and checkers. All board and card games are fingerspelled. Mimic throwing dice for gambling and dealing [more…]

ASL: How to Sign about Playing Outside

Whether suggest a game with your Deaf friends at the community park or just want to hang out in the backyard with your kids, these American Sign Language [more…]

ASL: How to Sign about Your Hobbies

From collecting cute stuff to surfing the Web, hobbies keep you busy and entertained. You may share that hobby with Deaf friends, or maybe you want to know the signs to explain those hobbies. The signs [more…]

ASL: How to Sign Songs with Your Baby

Signing and singing with children go together as naturally as peas and carrots. In fact, lots of children’s songs already have motions to them, but be careful to be clear that they’re “motions” and not [more…]

Baby Signing for the Great Outdoors

Making baby signs for the outdoors is something that a child will do enthusiastically. There's a whole world of learning outside, and babies seem to instinctively know that. [more…]

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