Signs for TRAIN

Meaning: A series of railroad cars moved as a unit by a locomotive or by integral motors.



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Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

How to write ASL for TRAIN

Written ASL digit for TRAIN. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2020]

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Here goes your million question (or actually a ten thousand question, I don't know) on the American TV game "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire":

a million question on an ASL idiom

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Glossed as: train gone sorry, or more literally, train zoom sorry
English translation: The train has been just gone, sorry.

Not helpful?

I don't wish to repeat what I just said.

Are you confused? Yeah, just a pun. :D

If a signer is about to finish the last sentence with a listener at around the same time another friend joins this group's conversation. The person might be curious and ask, "What did you just say?" The signer or listener in the group might say "train gone sorry." It means that they wouldn't repeat what they just talked. Usually, it is a friendly remark or sometimes a joke.

train gone sorry
Cartoon by Matt and Kay Daigle. With Permission.

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