Business Terms in American Sign Language - dummies

By Adan R. Penilla, Angela Lee Taylor

The workaday world is full of tasks, from stocking shelves to attending meetings. The American Sign Language (ASL) signs shown here make work a little more fun; you can carry on a private conversation with another signer during a boring meeting.

BUSINESS:

asl-business

CLOSED DOWN (as in computer screen):

asl-closed-down

DISCUSS:

asl-discuss

MEETING/CONFERENCE:

asl-meeting

PROMOTION:

asl-promotion

TRADING (stocks):

asl-trading

WORK:

asl-work

Put these work-related signs into action in the following sentences:

English: Are you going to the conference?

Sign: CONFERENCE — GO —YOU — Q

asl-conference

English: The managers meeting is upstairs.

Sign: MANAGERS MEETING — UPSTAIRS

asl-upstairs-meeting

English: If you trade stocks, I will, too.

Sign: IF TRADE — YOU — ME — SAME

asl-trade-stocks

English: Where do you work?

Sign: WORK—YOU—WHERE — Q

asl-where-work

English: The business is closed.

Sign: BUSINESS CLOSED

asl-biz-closed