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2b. Beginner ASL Lesson Two Part II: Sentences


Hi everyone, Laura Berg here. So, this is
part 2 of lesson 2. If you haven’t done part 1, make sure you go back and do that, because that will teach you the vocabulary words that you need for this
lesson. Alright, let’s begin. Are you married? No, I’m single. No, I’m engaged. No, I have a girlfriend. Are you single? No, I’m dating someone. Do you have children? Yes, I have 2 children. 1 son and 1 daughter. Yes, 3 children. 2 girls and 1 boy. No, I have no children. How old are your children? My daughter is 9 and my son is 3. I’ll tell you how to use your hand for listing family members. If you are talking about three children, or two, or four, or five. You would start with your thumb, that is where you would place your oldest child and then move down your hand to the youngest. Explain to them. So, when you’re talking about more than
one child and you’re naming their age and stuff you would use your hands. And so, if you had
3 children you would do this. And your oldest would start here so you
would talk about your oldest boy and then your girl and then what have you and then depending on maybe if you have four kids Another way is if I’m talking to you about my family And you ask me, “how old are you children?” I would answer, “girl 9, boy 3.” You don’t have to sign, “girl age 9 and boy age three” You don’t have to say ‘age’ again, you already asked me how old my children are. I just answer 9 and 3, that’s it. So if you’re listing your family members
you would do age from here to show that you’re talking about age. But if somebody
asks you how old your children are you would just say girl 9, you wouldn’t
necessarily do age 9 and then boy 3. How long have you been married? I’ve been married for ten years. Do you have grandparents? Yes, I have one grandmother and two
grandfathers. Do you have any siblings? I have one brother and no sisters. Do you have any cousins? Do you have any nieces or nephews? Do you have any aunts or uncles? Yes, I have three aunts and two uncles. Okay guys, it’s review time so I’m going
to put the sentences up on the screen and what I want you to do is try and
sign them before Regent shows you how to sign I really want you to test your knowledge to see if you’re getting it or not. Okay guys let’s begin. Are you married? No, I’m single. No, I’m engaged. No, I have a girlfriend. Are you single? No. I’m dating someone. Do you have children? Yes, I have two children, one son and one
daughter. Yes, three children, two girls and one boy. No, I have no children. How old are your children? My daughter is 9 and my son is 3. How long have you been married? I’ve been married for ten years. Do you have grandparents? Yes, I have one grandma and to grandpas. Do you have any cousins? Do you have any nieces or nephews? Do you have any aunts or uncles? Yes, I have three aunts and two uncles. Alright guys, thanks for watching. I hope
you enjoyed that lesson. Now, if you’re not quite ready to move on to part three
that’s okay, you can go back and review these lessons as many times as you like.
If you are ready then hop on over to part three to take that quiz. Alright guys bye.

4 Replies to “2b. Beginner ASL Lesson Two Part II: Sentences”

  • These lessons are great. I was a little confused at first until I realized that the word “have” can be done by bringing one bent hand to the chest, instead of two hands. Looking forward to more lessons.

  • Love these lessons. You do introduce new words to the sentence lesson than what you show us in the first lesson. As an example …siblings, brother and sister

  • I’m so sorry I’m asking another question. During the review, the memory tip was “married you”. But regent signed “you married”. Does it matter for such a short statement if it’s done either way?

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