British Sign Language For Dummies Cheat Sheet - dummies
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British Sign Language For Dummies Cheat Sheet

British Sign language is the standard medium of communication for the Deaf community in the United Kingdom. It’s as rich and complex a language as any other, and just like with any other language you need at least the basics to get by. Take a look at a few of the most useful signs.

The British Sign Language Alphabet

Using British Sign Language (BSL) means you very often need to spell out words using signs for individual letters. Here we show you how to sign the letters of the alphabet.


Essential Expressions in British Sign Language

Every language has essential, everyday phrases and expressions you just can’t do without, and British Sign Language is no exception. Here we show you a few of these must-have signs.


British Sign Language Numbers, 1-10

Whenever and wherever you use British Sign Language, sooner or later you’ll need to indicate number. Whether you’re talking money, time or quantity, you need to have the basic numbers at your fingertips.


Open Questions in British Sign Language

Any question which requires information from the person you’re speaking to is an open question. In British Sign Language, each of these questions has its own sign, and we take you through them here.