How to sign "but" in American Sign Language (ASL)?
Definition: Used to introduce something contrasting with what has already been mentioned.
Learner tip: Don't confuse this ASL sign/word with the similar ASL word DIFFERENT.
We Deaf native and fluent signers use either BUT (above) or lexicalized fingerspelling (below) in some contexts. We also inflect the conjunction, such as pluralizing it, emphasizing it, and such to convey a gradient of subtle meanings.
This lexicalized fingerspelling is also commonly used.
Related signs: HOWEVER, NEVERTHELESS, STILL, ALTHOUGH.
First 100 words.
As you feel more comfortable with the first few hundreds of ASL signs, progress further with your vocabulary and learn signing more.