Learn ASL: Basic Furniture Signs in American Sign Language for Beginners
August 8, 2019
[SEE OPEN CAPTIONS INSTEAD!] Hi, I’m Meredith. Today, we’ll learn signs
related to furniture. I have two previous videos related to the house or the home;
they describe different types of homes and rooms in the home, so if you haven’t
yet watched those, I suggest you start there. Today, we’ll focus on furniture and
things found in the house or the apartment. Furniture! Furniture. This sign can also be done
two-handed: furniture. furniture. or furniture. CHAIR. Couch or sofa. So it’s like the sign “sit” and then showing
the shape: sofa / couch table. you can also describe the table, for
example: coffee table. And that’s the sign “Coffee” — coffee. Coffee table. Kitchen table.
Dining table… that kind of thing. Desk. D-E-S-K. Desk. Tends to get
fingerspelled. You can sign TABLE if you’re describing
an office you can sign table, or stick to fingerspell – desk. desk. desk. bed. bed. you may also see “bed” like that — bed. same thing. bed. bed. bed. also “bed table”. Bed table. Night table.
Night table. Dresser. Dresser Mirror. Slightly bent hand: Mirror. mirror. closet closet. television.
So it’s “TV” signed twice: TV. And you can sign it once: TV — like that. “TV” or “TV”.
Television, or television. “Light” — so it’s the “8” handshape flicks out on the
chin: light. light. “lamp” — a table lamp would be “light” and then that open a handshape
represents the lamp that’s on a table, so “lamp”. That’s (again) if it’s on a table. If
you’re talking about a floor lamp you can just sign light like that or you can
describe the whole thing table lamp. Sink sink tends to be fingerspelled: “sink”. You can
describe it or you can use that lexicalized fingerspelling: sink. For
“fridge” I’ve seen a few different signs: First is “refrigerator” so that’s the “R”
handshape – refrigerator. That’s a common one: “refrigerator”. Second, the sign “cold”
right but without the facial expression. okay so we’re just describing the item
and you often that’s with like showing the door opening so: refrigerator. And
lastly “R-E-F”, refrigerator. refrigerator. “REF” –
refrigerator. So you’ll see those– really those three: refrigerator, refrigerator,
and refrigerator. Oven! Oven. Laundry machine. So like a washing… so
that’s the sign laundry. laundry or “washing machine” Now, a few other things that you’ll see
around the home: “Door”. So that’s the “B” handshape — it opens and closes, door. door. “door”. “front door”. “front door”. “window” — so
again that’s the handshape — not up, but down: window. like you’re opening up a
window. window, window, window, or like that: window. Floor. Floor. Floor. Wall. Wall.
So again: floor, wall. Floor, wall. Stairs! So it’s the V handshape is bent: “stairs” or
“stairs” — that thumb can be in or out. stairs, stairs, stairs stairs. Elevator: so an “E” handshape goes
up and down: elevator. All right that’s it for today – I hope
that you enjoyed. Are you ready to review?? Okay thank you for watching! If you like
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