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Beginner ASL Similar Signs: Learn the differences – gray, football, wrestling, roommate, and machine

Beginner ASL Similar Signs: Learn the differences – gray, football, wrestling, roommate, and machine

Hello, I’m Meredith, and today I’ll review five signs that students tend to confuse. Why? Because the hand shape is similar! So I’ll show you the differences so you don’t mix them up. Number one: the color GRAY. That’s the Read more…


Learn the signs LUCKY and FAVORITE in American Sign Language (One-Min Fix)

Learn the signs LUCKY and FAVORITE in American Sign Language (One-Min Fix)

Two signs that look similar are LUCKY and FAVORITE. Lucky is signed … Well, they’re both, they both use the “5” handshape with the middle finger down. LUCKY has that handshape starting at the chin and then turning outward: LUCKY. Read more…


Similar Signs: READ and DANCE in American Sign Language

Similar Signs: READ and DANCE in American Sign Language

Many students confuse two signs: dance and read. Why? Because they look very similar, right? Both use a “2” handshape and a flat palm — same hand shapes. For DANCE, this is the orientation. READ looks a little different. So Read more…


One-Minute Fix: DISCUSS vs SOMETIMES in American Sign Language

One-Minute Fix: DISCUSS vs SOMETIMES in American Sign Language

Recently, someone asked me about the sign DISCUSS and how it’s different from SOMETIMES. What is the difference? They look the same… “Discuss” is signed: DISCUSS. It’s the “1” handshape going straight down on the opposite palm. Up and down. Read more…