We teach sign language #9 Pronouns

Me, you, us, them - how to show it in sign language? We invite you to the 9th episode of "We teach to sign". The film was prepared and signed by Joanna Huczyńska.

The following text is an automatic translation from Polish. Therefore, the excerpts from the exercise may not fully reflect the purpose of the exercise. Have you noticed an error? Let us know about it. To fully understand the content, we encourage you to watch the video.

Hi. What will today’s episode be about? Try to guess, OK?

„You know what? …… colleague… we went to the store. … as we were walking, we noticed people who were demonstrating in the street. But… we saw that… were calm. … did shopping in the store, and then we went to the park. We noticed a dog in the park. … could pass the paw and jump over obstacles. … … … watched him, fascinated”.

And how? Did you understand what the main topic of the film is today? Pronouns.

Sign language pronouns

  • I (1:14).
  • You.
  • He.
  • She.
  • It.
  • They.
  • We.

What’s with this finger pointing direction? Let me explain: by blinking, you have to place a thing or a person or a group of people in a specific place. Ex: SHE will be in that place and SHE will be in that. A group here, a person here, and now you can talk about them, for example: “They did what to her?”, or “She did to them what?”. So we have two groups, two sides. Of course, there could be “them” – on top, “They” – next to it, it could be “he” here or there. It’s up to you, by blinking, to decide where, what to place, but remember: it is important to stick to the place after showing it, so that there is no mess, because then it is difficult to understand.

  • We
  • You

We already know, that is “we here”, “You there”.

We, you, them – two people

If you want to talk about two people: me and you, him and me he and you – how to show it? You can in a different way.

  • We, meaning you and me. (2:52).
  • We – he and me.
  • “You and him” we will show “you two” or “you two.”
  • „will show “they” either way.

We, you, them – more than two people

If there are more people, e.g. 3, 4 or 5, how will we show?

  • “Three people / three of us”, (3:29),
  • “Four people / four”,
  • “Five”.

With me or without me?

But: if I show close to me (3:39) “Three”, “four” etc., it means that I am also in this group. But if I show: “Three” – further apart, “In four” – further apart, “Five” – ​​further apart, that is, I am not in this group. This group is about others in the group or you in the group. And if he shows me close to him, it also applies to me.

“Together” in sign language

And how to show TOGETHER (4:07) e.g. you and me together, us together? It can be otherwise. “Together” – you and me. “Together” – he and me. “Together” – you, or “together” – you. Together they are, or together they are. Oh, and that’s enough. It is not necessary to show “you me together”. If we want to show in sign language TOGETHER in the context of a group: “Together” – we, but remember: “together” – I mean, I am also in this group. “With me”. If I show “together” – it’s without me (they together), or “together” – you are together. I am not in these groups. Another group – they, or you, together (you), together (they). And if I am to be in it, then “together”. You understand?

Possessive pronouns in sign language

  • My, mine (5:40).
  • Yours.
  • His. Her. Their.

Location – same as before, any.


Now the task: watch and try to catch who it is about.

  • … are getting married soon.
  • … will go to the cinema.
  • … … … will visit my parents.
  • … love rock.


Now let’s repeat the whole thing.(6:25).

  • I.
  • You.
  • He/she/it They.
  • We.
  • We (you and me).
  • We (he / she and me).
  • You two.
  • They are two.
  • We are the three of us.
  • The four of us.
  • We on five.
  • The three of them.
  • The four of you.
  • They’re on five.
  • Together (you and me).
  • Together (he / she / it and me).
  • Together (you, you and he / she).
  • Together (you).
  • Together (them).
  • Together (they).
  • Together (we).
  • Together (they).
  • Together (you).
  • My / mine.
  • Yours / yours.
  • His / them.

Hope you already understand it better. Practice plus exercise makes perfect. If you have any questions, write in the comment. I also encourage you to like and share this video, thanks to which even more people will learn sign language. And if you want to learn more, I invite you to I invite you to a Polish sign language course to the Deaf Development Center (Centrum Rozwoju Głuchych). See you in the next video! Bye!

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