Basic phrases and facial expressions in sign language. We teach sign language #17

How do you show signs such as "good morning", "sorry" or "see you" in sign language? And what is the meaning of facial expressions in these signs? Explains Jakub Malik.

Hi! In this video you will learn some basic phrases or signs used in a conversation. I encourage you to repeat the sign behind me on a regular basis, but remember that facial expressions play a large role in sign language – so practice it! When you master the correct display of signs, and practice your facial expressions – you’ll get along great! [To take full advantage of this lesson, watch the video above. The text below is translated automatically. If you see an error, please let us know].

Basic phrases in sign language

  • Good morning.
  • Good evening (two signs).
  • Good night.
  • How do you do? How are you? Raise your chin a little and add a sign to it. It’s important to do it naturally. I noticed that I use sign language in front of the camera a little differently than in my daily life. Therefore, it is worth remembering to show this phrase relatively freely.
  • I am fine, and you?
  • Sorry. So with the left and right hands we do “I’m sorry”. As I mentioned at the beginning, facial expressions play a big role, so if you apologize for a rather trivial matter, such facial expressions will be okay. But if the apology is not trivial, such a facial expression will be out of place. It would be worth changing it. So practice your facial expressions to be appropriate to the situation.
  • See you tomorrow!
  • Goodbye. However, it is not a used phrase, usually deaf people use the term – this: Bye. Hi. A better replacement for “goodbye” is simply “hello” and I encourage you to use that phrase!
  • What’s your name? During the first meeting with a deaf person, it is also worth asking about their sign. What’s your sign? He may answer: My name is KUBA. Or: My sign is …
  • Where are you from? With those fingers. Usually, however, deaf people use a different phrase – Where were you born?
  • Where did you came from?
  • How old are you?

Questions in sign language

You just learned how to sign off basic phrases that you can use when meeting a deaf person. Now we will focus on the basic questions:

  • Where?
  • When?
  • What time?
  • What?
  • How much?
  • Why?
  • As?
  • Who?

A lot of signs in this video – if you managed to sign them with me – please share the video in the commentary, it will make us extremely happy! If, on the other hand, you would like to learn more sign language – I encourage you to visit the website of the Deaf Development Center, where you can sign up for the Polish sign language course. I also encourage you to watch our other lessons!

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