Giving and asking for directions in ASL
Learn how to ask for directions as well as how to give directions to a location in ASL (American Sign Language).
Remember that direction is from the signer's perspective. You as a listener have to see from the signer's perspective.
If you're right-handed, use your right hand, signing TURN-RIGHT as shown in the video (from the signer's perspective).
Like the previous illustration, as right-handed, use your right hand, signing TURN-LEFT toward the left side (again from the signer's perspective).
Vocabulary of locations: use the Search ASL button in the menu to look up the following words.
BOOKSTORE, BUILDING, FACTORY, HOSPITAL, LIBRARY, MUSEUM, POLICE (station), POST OFFICE, RESTAURANT, SHOP/STORE, THEATRE.
AVENUE, BRIDGE, CORNER, HIGHWAY, INTERSECTION, LIGHTS (traffic), STREET, TRAFFIC.
Vocabulary of directions:
ACROSS/CROSS, BETWEEN, GO STRAIGHT AHEAD, GO PAST, NEXT-to, OPPOSITE, TURN LEFT, TURN RIGHT, ...
Cross (the street).[video]
restaurant between the library and the office building.
To be added more later.
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