How to tell days in a calendar in ASL
Learn how to express days of the week in American Sign Language (ASL). Practice vocabulary.
Vocabulary: days of the week
There is a regional variation for Thursday T+H (now shown in the video). Also see another regional variation for Sunday (the second part).
Every day of the week
The following illustrations demonstrate some ASL signs to express "every day".
Mondays; every Monday
Tuesdays; every Tuesday
Fridays; every Friday
The movement from top downward is a form of pluralization for a every day of the week (e.g. Mondays, Fridays, etc). The handshape is the same for these days of the week.
Saturdays; every Saturday
Sundays; every Sunday
The following illustrations demonstrate some ASL signs to express days.
Day(s) in a week
These show you how to tell how many days in a week.
The ASL word day can be incorporated with a number between 1 and 9. For example, three days above.
The numbers beyond nine cannot be incorporated with the sign day. One sign the number and then day.
There is a difference of the handshape between the signs day and all-day. The movement/speed and the facial expression can convey either a regular "all day" or a "long all day". Facial expression is part of grammar.
all-night; full-night; overnight
See the dictionary for: tomorrow, yesterday, today, past, future. More vocabulary videos will be included in this page sometime in the near future.