TRAVEL in Sign Language

Printable ASL sign for TRAVEL
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How do you sign "travel" in ASL?

Definition: To go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship for pleasure; take a trip; journey.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "clawed 2" hand (handshape) with the palm half down or half outward (orientation) in space (location) moves in a semi-circular motion -- slightly rightward, upward, and leftward (movement).

Learner tip: This sign is one-handed. It's not uncommon to find ASL beginners signing TRAVEL with the non-dominant palm in classes. Don't use the passive or non-dominant palm.

This ASL verb 'travel' can be inflected to convey continuous or repeated aspects as well as other meanings.

Related words

Peppy five-year-old kindergarten kids lined up with their backpacks for a big field TRIP to a playground a few minutes walk away. Fast forward to the post-graduation as if life wasn't enough, two weary travelers WANDERED into town. They had been GLOBETROTTING throughout the lands on a long TREK to find themselves. They SOJOURNED in Far East to do meditation and soul-searching. Their JOURNEY took them BACKPACKING through the Alps, on a HIKE through the Sahara. They VOYAGED across the vast oceans, and TOURED the world. They were a JETSETTER on an ADVENTURE to find themselves, and after all that, they finally found themselves at a mall kiosk where a little red arrow pointed to a circle that said "You are here".

Verb inflections

Temporal aspects: recurring and continuous.

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See the tutorial to learn more about temporal aspects (frequency and duration).

First 100 words.

  1. again
  2. also
  3. ask
  4. because
  5. boy
  6. but
  7. can
  8. come
  9. condone
  10. deaf
  11. different
  12. drink
  13. drive
  14. eat
  15. email
  16. family
  17. feel
  18. few
  19. find
  20. fine
  21. fingerspell
  22. finish
  23. food
  24. for
  25. forget
  26. friend
  27. get
  28. girl
  29. give
  30. go
  31. good
  32. have
  33. he
  34. hearing
  35. hello
  36. help
  37. home
  38. how
  39. Internet
  40. know
  41. later
  42. like (feeling)
  43. little
  44. live
  45. man
  46. many
  47. me
  48. meet
  49. more
  50. my
  51. name
  52. need
  53. new
  54. no
  55. not
  56. now
  57. ok, okay
  58. old
  59. other
  60. please
  61. remember
  62. same
  63. say
  64. school
  65. see
  66. she
  67. should
  68. sign, signed word
  69. slow
  70. some
  71. sorry
  72. store
  73. take
  74. tell
  75. text, sms
  76. thank, thank you
  77. their
  78. they
  79. think
  80. time
  81. tired
  82. try
  83. understand
  84. use
  85. wait
  86. want
  87. what
  88. when
  89. where
  90. which
  91. who
  92. why
  93. will
  94. with
  95. woman
  96. work
  97. write
  98. yes
  99. you
  100. your

As you feel more comfortable with the first few hundreds of ASL signs, progress further with your vocabulary and learn signing more.