ASL Sign Language Dictionary

What does the ASL sign mean? Look up a word in the ASL-English Reverse Dictionary.

ASL Sign of the Day

Guess what the ASL word mean? See English translation Meaning: RESIGN

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Word of the Week - Baby Signing

Baby signing a word ORANGE in an early phonological development (handshape, location, and/or movement).

This Day in Deaf and Sign Language History

2009 July 26: American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W.

Sign Language and Deaf Culture Topics

Quote of the Week

"Having some eighteen times more nerve endings than the cochlear nerve of the ear, its nearest competitor, the optic nerve with its 800,000 fibers is able to transfer an astonishing amount of information to the brain."
-- Downcast Eyes, p. 6

Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is a natural, full-fledged language in visual-spatial modality that has all linguistic features (from phonoloy to syntax) as found in spoken languages. It's the primary language of Deaf people in North America. More on American Sign Language.

Is sign language universal? No, sign language is not universal. Like spoken languages, there are different signed languages around the world. Learn about the myths and facts about sign language.

Alphabet

how to write wh-questions in ASL

To get started, learn the ABCs. The watercolor-like, digitally painted ASL alphabet printable chart (as illustrated above) is available -- sign up to download.

Questions

how to write wh-questions in ASL

Learn how to ask questions using wh-questions and yes/no questions.

Numbers

Take a peek what the is: number.

Learn how to sign numbers 1 to 30. And numbers 30 to 100.

How to tell age in ASL sign language.

Pronouns

Learn how to sign personal pronouns instead of repeating the nouns and to become familiar the difference between personal and possessive pronouns.

Deaf Culture

Where there is language, there is culture; hence sign language is part of Deaf culture.

When learning sign language, become familiar with cultural appropriation to avoid inappropriate intentions and audism to be aware of. Learning sign language and Deaf culture comes with the process of allyship.