What is being signed (English Meaning)

WHY


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This Sign is Used to Say (Sign Synonyms)

Examples of Usage
English Sentence

My brother is thin because he exercises everyday.

ASL Gloss

MY BROTHER THIN WHY? (because) EXERCISE EVERYDAY.

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Luckily my family is very supportive.

ASL Gloss

LUCKY ME WHY? MY FAMILY SUPPORT ME!

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Two cats are better, so they don't get lonely.

ASL Gloss

TWO CATS BETTER WHY? NOT BECOME LONELY.

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My vision is bad, I need new glasses.

ASL Gloss

NEW GLASSES I NEED WHY? MY VISION BAD.

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Betty G. Miller was the first deaf woman to graduate from Gallaudet University with a doctoral degree in art. She was a famous artist who focused on the deaf perspective.

ASL Gloss

B-E-T-T-Y G M-I-L-L-E-R SHE FIRST DEAF WOMAN GRADUATE GALLAUDET RECEIVE P-H-D (doctoral) DEGREE WHAT? ART. SHE FAMOUS ARTIST WHY? SHE FOCUS DEAF VIEW.

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Phyllis Frelich was a deaf actress and famous for winning the 1980 Best Actress Tony Award for the play "Children of a Lesser God."

ASL Gloss

P-H-Y-L-L-I-S F-R-E-L-I-C-H HERSELF DEAF ACTRESS FAMOUS WHY? WIN T-O-N-Y AWARD FOR PLAY QUOTE “CHILDREN O-F A L-E-S-S-E-R GOD.”

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I’m afraid to go to the library because the librarian is a grouch.

ASL Gloss

LIBRARY GO-TO AFRAID ME WHY? LIBRARIAN SHE GROUCH.

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington was a hard of hearing scientist who received the Nobel Prize in 1932 for helping shape our understanding of the central nervous system.

ASL Gloss

S-I-R C-H-A-R-L-E-S S-C-O-T-T S-H-E-R-R-I-N-G-T-O-N HIMSELF HARD-OF-HEARING SCIENTIST. YEAR 1932 HE RECEIVED N-O-B-E-L P-R-I-Z-E MEDAL WHY? HE HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND C-E-N-T-R-A-L N-E-R-V-O-U-S S-Y-S-T-E-M.

English Sentence

My son is not happy, I bought the wrong cereal.

ASL Gloss

MY SON NOT HAPPY WHY WRONG C-E-R-E-A-L I BUY.

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The dinner party was awkward because most of us did not know each other.

ASL Gloss

DINNER PARTY AWKWARD WHY? MOST US NOT KNOW EACH OTHER.

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Stories about our ancestors are an important part of our heritage.

ASL Gloss

IMPORTANT SHARE STORIES WITH CHILDREN WHY? OUR HERITAGE CHERISH.

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I love books, so growing up I always wanted to become a librarian.

ASL Gloss

GROW-UP ME ALWAYS WANT BECOME LIBRARIAN WHY? ME LOVE BOOKS.

English Sentence

I'm excited I bought a new bike.

ASL Gloss

ME EXCITED WHY? NEW BIKE I BOUGHT.

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I need to buy new comfortable shoes before I go to Disney World.

ASL Gloss

NEW COMFORTABLE SHOES NEED BUY I WHY? DISNEY WORLD GO-TO WILL I.

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I enjoy using technology to help people.

ASL Gloss

TECHNOLOGY I ENJOY USE WHY? HELP PEOPLE.

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I laughed and laughed during the movie because it was funny.

ASL Gloss

ME LAUGH WHY? MOVIE FUNNY.

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Sean Berdy is a deaf actor well known for acting on the TV series Switched at Birth.

ASL Gloss

S-E-A-N B-E-R-D-Y HIMSELF DEAF ACTOR FAMOUS WHY? HE INVOLVED #TV PROGRAM QUOTE SWITCHED A-T BIRTH.

English Sentence

The coach complimented his players for working hard.

ASL Gloss

PLAYERS ALL-OF-THEM THEIR COACH COMPLIMENT WHY? WORK HARD.

English Sentence

Shelley Beattie was a deaf professional weightlifter who became famous after being on the TV show American Gladiators.

ASL Gloss

S-H-E-L-L-E-Y B-E-A-T-T-I-E HERSELF DEAF P-R-O WEIGHTLIFTER. SHE BECAME FAMOUS WHY? SHE INVOLVED #TV PROGRAM AMERICAN G-L-A-D-I-A-T-O-R-S

English Sentence

No, I've never been to another country because I'm afraid to fly.

ASL Gloss

NO NOT-YET TOUCH OTHER COUNTRY. WHY? AFRAID FLY ME.

English Sentence

The novelist traveled through Europe looking for inspiration for her next novel.

ASL Gloss

EUROPE WRITER TRAVEL WHY? NEED INSPIRATION FOR HER NEXT BOOK.

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Juliette Gordon Low was sick often while growing up and lost her hearing in her right ear. On her wedding day, rice went into her left ear and when the doctor tried to take it out, he punctured her eardrum. Then she was deaf in both ears. She founded the Girl Scouts when she was 51 years old because she wanted girls to have the same opportunities as boys.

ASL Gloss

J-U-L-I-E-T-T-E G-O-R-D-O-N L-O-W SHE GREW-UP SICKLY RIGHT EAR DETERIORATE. LATER HER WEDDING R-I-C-E WENT-IN LEFT EAR DOCTOR TRY EXTRACT OOPS PUNCTURE EAR NOW DEAF BOTH EARS. FUTURE AGE 51 SHE FOUNDED GIRL SCOUTS WHY? WANT GIRLS SAME BOYS.

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I enjoy visiting Tennessee because of their beautiful mountains.

ASL Gloss

T-E-N-N I ENJOY VISIT WHY? BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS.

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I am taking the class so I can communicate with my deaf friends.

ASL Gloss

CLASS I TAKE-UP WHY? I WANT COMMUNICATE WITH DEAF FRIENDS.

English Sentence

I couldn't drink the milk because it was sour.

ASL Gloss

I COULD NOT DRINK MILK WHY? SOUR.

English Sentence

Why are you taking a sign language class?

ASL Gloss

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS YOU TAKE-UP WHY?

English Sentence

My mechanic is popular because he is honest.

ASL Gloss

MY MECHANIC POPULAR WHY? HONEST.

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I am taking the class because I want to be an interpreter.

ASL Gloss

CLASS I TAKE-UP WHY? I WANT BECOME INTERPRETER.

English Sentence

Teaching my kids to help other people builds good character.

ASL Gloss

MY KIDS I TEACH HELP HELP OTHER PEOPLE WHY? DEVELOPS GOOD CHARACTER.

English Sentence

I need to go to the post office and buy more stamps.

ASL Gloss

#PO I NEED GO WHY? BUY MORE STAMPS.

English Sentence

My neighbor is lazy, he never mows the lawn.

ASL Gloss

MY NEIGHBOR LAZY WHY? MOW LAWN NEVER.

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I can't wait for my vacation so I can relax!

ASL Gloss

MY VACATION I CAN'T WAIT WHY? ME CAN RELAX!

English Sentence

My brother always finds good deals because he is thrifty.

ASL Gloss

GOOD D-E-A-L-S MY BROTHER ALWAYS FIND WHY? HE THRIFTY.

English Sentence

I am looking forward to summer because I can ride my bike.

ASL Gloss

SUMMER I LOOK-FORWARD WHY? RIDE-BIKE.

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Simple recipes are the best because you don't have to buy many ingredients.

ASL Gloss

SIMPLE R-E-C-I-P-E BEST WHY? MANY INGREDIENTS NOT HAVE-TO BUY.



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