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