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100 Basic ASL Signs and Phrases You Need to Know! (Part 2) 25 Basic Signs for Everyday Conversation


Hello everybody! My name is Chris
Gorges with ASL Basics, today is going to be part 2 and our new series “100
Signs You Need to Know”. Today is going to be all about foods, drinks, and places to
eat and stuff like that. Let’s get started and learn the basics! As I mentioned, today is actually part two of the new series “100 Signs You Need to Know”. Part One, if you had missed it was all about how to start a conversation
with introductory phrases such as, hello how are you, my name is, what is your name,
where are you from, a lot of phrases like that. So if you’ve missed that you can
actually click on the card up above or catch it down in the description
down below and you can rewatch that or even if you have already
watched it I would actually really encourage you to review that just so it
really sticks in your mind better. And just like last week’s video I will have
timestamps for all the signs I will be showing you today so if you’re going
back and reviewing this video you will be able to just click on that time stamp
and it’ll take you directly to the sign that you’re looking to review. And
throughout today’s lesson remember to shadow what you see, which means copying
the signs as I’m signing them, to watch this video more than once, and to also
share this video with somebody that you know so you’re able to practice what you
learn with somebody in person. And if you’re new to learning sign language and
you’re new to my channel feel free to subscribe and also check out some of my
other previous lessons where I teach the alphabet, and the numbers, animals, and
other basics like that. And be sure to stick around until the end because after
I teach you the 25 signs I’ll give you a couple of bonus signs, but I’ll also help
you start building sentences on your own. So we’ll go over some sample sentences
and I’ll review a little bit more of the ASL grammar, sentence structure, and
syntax. So let’s get right into it! The first sign that we’re going to be
learning today is “hungry” you make a c handshape and you put it right here and
it goes down your chest like this, hungry. The next sign is “eat”. You just make a
flattened o handshape and you bring it to your mouth like you’re going to eat,
eat. Next is “food” which is actually signed the same way as eat. Eat or food.
You might be thinking, well how do you differentiate between the two? Well there
are really are two ways that most people will do this. Typically someone will just
mouth the word that they’re talking about So for eat, eat, or for food, food. Another way somebody might differentiate between
eat and food is by pointing. I’ll show you real quick. So eat or food. You would
point to the thing that you’re eating, which is food.
Next is “hamburger”. So you can just picture yourself having a hamburger
patty in your hands and you’re flipping it back and forth, hamburger. The next
sign is “pizza”. This is signed two different ways, the first way is like
this pizza for the double Z’s, pizza. Or the other way is to pretend that your
hand is a slice of pizza like this, pizza. Pizza or pizza. So for “taco” you make a
taco shell with the one hand and you can all the stuff that you’re gonna put it
in the other and you make a taco, taco. The next sign is “candy” and you just do
this. It’s kind of like you’re pointing and twisting at your sweet tooth at the
same time candy. Just as a disclaimer, I would avoid using that particular sign
if you’re in Mexico, in Mexican sign language that means a very different
thing. One more food to satisfy that sweet tooth is “cookie”. You just lay out
one hand like this you make a crooked five handshape with the other and you do
this for, cookie. Cookie. Now moving on to something a little healthier we will
learn the sign for “apple” so you make the x handshape and you put it near your
cheek and you twist, for apple. So the next sign “egg” you just pretend that
you’re cracking an egg egg. The next sign is “restaurant”, you just make the r
handshape and you go down your chin on both sides for restaurant.
I’m sure most of us when we go out to a restaurant we eat too much
so the sign for “full”, at least in the context of “I’m full of food” is like this,
you’re just filled up. So now that we have all the foods out of the way, now
we’re going to move on to drinks. So if you remember the sign for hungry was
like this, the sign for “thirsty” is like this. You just run your finger down your
throat I’m thirsty. The next sign is “drink” you make the c handshape you bring
it up to your mouth and you drink. The next sign is “soda” you just do this you
make a fist over here you put your middle finger down and it goes out and
on top or soda pop or for soda. The next sign is “milk”. For this one you can
just kind of think that you’re milking a cow, you stick out your hand and you
squeeze like this, milk. The next sign is “water” which is actually really easy to
sign and really easy to remember, you just make the w handshape or water you
bring it to your chin and you tap water. The final drink sign that we’re gonna be
learning today is “coffee”, so this you just pretend that you’re grinding beans
in a grinder, coffee. Hang in there we only have seven more signs to go! The
next one is “like”, so you just pinch your fingers together like this for like. The
sign for dislike or I don’t like that is the same sign but you just flick it
away from you, don’t like, don’t like. And you want to make sure your facial
expression matches the sign. Like, don’t like. The next sign is “want”, you just reach
out for what you want and you bring it to you, what. But on the other hand if you just “need” it, you just make the x handshape
and it comes down like this, need. So the final 3 signs are going
to be “breakfast” “lunch” and “dinner”, and these are actually signed two different
ways for each meal. So for breakfast, commonly you will just make a B
handshape and you bring it to your chin like this or breakfast. Lunch you will
make an L handshape and you tap it on your chin. And for dinner you make the D handshape and you tap it on your chin like this.
The other way of signing breakfast, lunch, and dinner is like this, morning food,
afternoon food, or night food. And in the beginning I did mention that I would
include a couple bonus signs so I’m going to show you the sign for both
McDonald’s and Starbucks. “McDonald’s” is actually really easy because you’re
gonna make the M handshape with both hands and think of those golden arches
and you just make the arches with the M’s on your hands or McDonald’s. The other
sign is for “Starbucks” so you’ll take your 8 handshape and you’ll flick them
together like this kind of like stars or budding heads, Starbucks.
And as I promised I’m going to now help you start building sentences on
your own using just the site that we’ve learned so far. The first sentence is “I
am hungry”. How do you think you would sign that? I am hungry.
Remember AM is an article which gets omitted in ASL grammar, I am hungry. What about “I want to eat”, I want to eat. Notice ‘to’ got dropped again in that sentence, I
want eat. And you can even use these smaller sentences to start building
bigger sentences. For example, I’m hungry I want to go eat. And we’ll just do two
quick question sentences. For instance, we can try out “do you want to go out to
lunch?” You want lunch. And remember the point about the eyebrows from last week,
so in question words if it’s a no or a yes response your eyebrows will be up,
you want lunch? Notice how my eyebrows are pointing up. If the question was a
little more open-ended such as “where do you want to go to lunch? Well that could
be anything, that’s not a yes-or-no question. You want eat where? Notice my
eyebrows are furrowed down so if it’s a yes or no question
your eyebrows are going to be pointing up if it’s an open-ended question then
your eyebrows are going to be forrowed down. And the more and more we start
signing the easier and easier it will be as we start trying to build these
sentences on our own. If you have any questions about ASL grammar at all, feel
free to comment down below and I will be happy to answer any of your questions.
I really can’t oversell the importance of reviewing what we’ve learned, so if
you haven’t already, I would highly encourage you go back to the first video
in this series and review it. The more times that we view it and especially if
we’re shadowing, we’re building muscle memory and we’re building those
connections in our brains, and over time the more and more we do something the
more it becomes automatic. And I will encourage you to do the same thing with
this video, after a day or two, come back and re-watch the video and it’s going to
solidify what you’ve learned today. So I gave you a challenge last week to use
what you knew to introduce yourself to somebody else now this week I’m going to
challenge you again the challenge is, using the words that we’ve learned so
far build your own sentence in ASL grammar
and post it in the comments. If you’re looking to expand your vocabulary even
further I have other lessons that covers basics such as colors letters numbers
animals I have links to all those lessons down below in the description
and if you’re up for it, you can even binge through all of my lessons in this
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and I am so happy to see so many of you learning sign language, and remember to
come back next Tuesday for Part 3 in “100 Signs That You Need to Know”.
Until next time, I’ll see you later!

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