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Sign Language dictionary

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign thank you or I love you in ASL? Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

Browse word list

ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: anyway

This Day/Week in History

May 24, 1844: Samual F. B. Morse, whose wife was deaf, dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental Baltimore-Washington telegraph line. Morse's financial manager Kendall donated a part of his wealth to build an institution (now Gallaudet University) on his estate.
May 24, 2016: Nyle DiMarco won Mirror Ball Trophy in Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars.

Quote of the Month

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to heart. The language of our thoughts and our emotions is our most valuable asset."
-- Nelson Mandela

21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

"Cultural rights are an integral part of human rights, which are universal, indivisible and interdependent. The flourishing of creative diversity requires the full implementation of cultural rights as defined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in Articles 13 and 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. All persons have therefore the right to express themselves and to create and disseminate their work in the language of their choice, and particularly in their mother tongue; all persons are entitled to quality education and training that fully respect their cultural identity; and all persons have the right to participate in the cultural life of their choice and conduct their own cultural practices, subject to respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms." -- Article 5 of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001)

New Zealand Sign Language Week

New Zealand Sign Language Week is held annually from 2 May to celebrate one of New Zealand's official languages and to help promote the language as well as raise awareness about New Zealand’s Deaf community.

Happy Mother's Day

Learning ASL as a second language (L2)

learning American Sign Language

Learning a signed language is fun and popular. Bilingualism is not the only benefit, but also bimodalism is another linguistic advantage for the cognitive and sensorial development. Plus many other benefits.

Visual / Deaf culture

ASL literature and arts

Signed language as the core of its culture is a distinct, cultural-linguistic identity of people of the eye. Learning sign language is inseparable from studying its visual Deaf culture. This section consists of culture, history, literarature and arts in sign language.

Sign language history + timeline

Signing ASL as a first language (L1)

signing with babies and toddlers

Studies from neuroscience to linguistics show that language acquisition, developmental milestones, and linguistic activities in the brain are similiar in signed language as found in spoken language.

Should you learn sign language for your deaf child?
Raising a bilingual-bimodal child: Don't insist on English.

Resources