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  1. lonely, lonesome
    Hold up the right one hand in front of the mouth with the palm facing left. Then draw the right hand down slightly. Repeat the movement.

    Visualize: One is definitely the loneliest number.
  2. Farm, farmer
    Touch the thumbtip of the right open hand to the left side of the chin with the palm facing left: then slide the right thumbtip across the chin to the right. For farmer then sign the "er" person ending.

    Visualize: the bushy beard of a farmer.
  3. Cook, fry
    Place the palm of the right flat hand on the upturned palm of the left flat hand. Then flip the right hand over and place the back of the hand on the left palm.

    Visualize: Flipping burgers during cooking.
  4. Boss, chairman, captain, general
    Tap the fingertips of the right clawed hand on the right shoulder a few times.

    Visualize:A person who shoulders responsibility.
  5. Help, aid, assist, boost
    Aide
    Place the little finger side of the left s hand hand with thumb up on the upturned palm of the right flat hand and lift both hands together. Directional. Add the "er" sign for aide or helper.

    Visualize:The right hand provides a boost for the left hand.
  6. your, his her, hers, their, yours
    Hold the right flat hand forward with the palm facing toward the person or persons being discussed. Then move the hand across the front of the body fron left to right.Directional.

    Visualize:Showing a person or thing seperate from yourself.
  7. Hungry, wish
    Hold the right c hand just below the throat with the palm facing in. Then drop the hand straight down to the center of the chest.

    Visualize:Using the sign for hungry to indicate a desire for something. 
  8. If
    "I" sign at right temple palm facing backward
  9. Stories
    "like" sign, grab at each other with thumbs and index fingers
  10. Never
    Make reverse S sign  in air with flat hand palm facing left in front of face
  11. Thirsty
    Starting under the chin, trace the index fingertip of the right one hand down to the base of the throat.

    Visualize: Indicating that your throat is dry.
  12. Satisfy
    Flat hands, right hand above left palms down, tap chest with thumbs
  13. Same, similar, alike
    • Point the right and left one hands forward with the palms facing down, and bring the hands together.
    • Or take y hand palm down and move right and left a few times.

    Visualize: Holding two things together to show that they're exactly alike.
  14. Rich, wealthy
    Place the back of the right AND (Mama Mia) hand on the upturned palm of the left flat hand: then open the right hand while raising it up off the left hand and tgurning the palmside down.

    Visualize: Showing the money, and that you have a huge pile of it.
  15. promise, commit, pledge, swear
    Pointing finger at mouth bring away and tap flat right hand on left fist. Left thumb facing forward.Left thumb facing upward.
  16. Poor, poverty
    touch the fingertips of the right curved hand to the bent left elbow, then pull the right hand down while changing it to the AND (mama Mia) handshape.

    Visualize: A panhandler pulling at your sleeve for some spare change.
  17. misunderstand, misconception
    Touch the middle fingertip of the right V hand to the center of the forehead with the palm facing in. Then twist the hand from the wrist so the palm faces forward, and touch the index fingertip to the forehead.

    Visualize: An idea being twisted around in the mind.
  18. Miss, guess
    Hold up the right C hand in front of the forehead with the fingers pointing to the left. Then move the hand to the left while changing it to the S handshape.

    Visualize: Trying to catch something that's moving quickly.
  19. magazine, brochure, journal, booklet, bulletin, catalog
    Slide the thumbtip and index fingettip of the right C hand upward along the little finger side of the left flat hand from the heel of the hand to the fingertip.

    Visualize:Running your fingers up the thin spine of a magazine.
  20. Lucky
    feeling finger of right hand touch chin and turn outward with palm outward
  21. Lie
    Move right pointing hand under chin right to left
  22. know that?, did you know?
    Take flat right hand from head down to Y hand
  23. Enter, go into
    flat left hand with palm down, pass flat right hand under left hand
  24. Early
    With the palms facing down, place the middle fingertip of the right open hand (feeling finger) on the index finger side of the left A hand. Then slide the right hand across the back of the left hand toward the little finger side.

    Visualize: Making an early-day adjustment to your watch.
  25. dream, daydream
    Touch the index fingertip of the right ONE hand to the forehead (This resembles the sign for think). Then move the hand up and away from the forehead while bending and staightening the index finger.

    Visualize: Thoughts drifting away from your mind.
  26. Disappoint, disappointment, disappointed, miss
    Put ONE hand of right hand with palm facing left in front of chin, close index finger. Make appropriate facial expression.

    Visualize: One who is disappointed might "take it on the chin".
  27. burn, fire, flame
    Hold up the right and left open hands with the palms facing in. Then move both hands alternately up and down while wiggling fingers.

    Visualize: The flickering flames of a bonfire.
  28. Announce, proclaim, declare
    Point the index fingertips of the right and left ONE hands toward the lips with the palms facing in: then twist the hands from the wrists so the palms face forward and swing the hands above the shoulders.

    Visualize:spreading the word far and wide.
  29. Urge, persuade
    Bounce hooked index fingers toward each other. Or take open hands and act as if pushing someone lightly.
  30. There, over there
    Point in the direction with index finger of the ONE hand.

    Visualize: Pointing to something "over there:.
  31. That
    • Bounce Y hand palm downward, directional
    • If not directional place the palm side of the right V hand on the upturned palm of the left FLAT hand.

    Visualize:The Y that seals the agreement.
  32. Talk, speak, communicate, conversation, interview
    Open right hand with fingers spred, index finger at mouth, move hand foward and back.

    Visualize:Words being exchanged.
  33. run, sprint, hustle
    Point the left L hand forward with the palm facing right. Hook the index finger of the right L hand around the left thumb. Move both hands forward together quickly while wiggling thumbs and index fingers.

    Visualize: Shooting ahead.
  34. Subway
    Swipe Y hand with knuckles up on palm of flat left hand palm facing down.

    Visualize: Subway underground.
  35. New York
    Slide the knuckles of the right Y hand forward and back along the upturned palm of the left OPEN hand while mouthing the words "New York"

    Visualize: The initial Y is understood as New York both by context and by lipreading.
  36. Near, close to, by, adjacent
    Hold the right and left CURVED hands forward, palms facing in, with the left hand farther away from the body than the right. Then move the right hand toward the left palm without touching it.

    Visualize:Two objects moving close to each other.
  37. Anger, angry, rage, wrath
    Starting at the waist, draw the fingertips of the right and left CLAWED hands up over the chest toward the shoulders.

    Visualize: Anger boiling up inside the body.
  38. Beautiful, pretty, attractive, handsome
    • Point the fingers of the right AND (Mama Mia) hand toward the chin. Then move the hand in a counterclockwise circle in front of the face opening the hand and then closing it again into the AND handshape as it arrives back at the chin. To sign handsome, use the H hand. To sign beautiful open the hand under the chin at the end.
    • Visualize: Showing off a beautiful face.
  39. Large, big, enormous, huge, great
    Hold up the right and left L hands with index fingers slightly curved in front of the chest with the palms facing each other: then draw the hands apart and out past the shoulders.

    Visualize: Something starting small and growing larger.
  40. Deaf
    Touch the index fingertip of the right ONE hand to the lips, then to the right earlobe.

    Visualize:Deafness affecting both speech and hearing.
  41. Happy, joy, merry, glad, delight
    Flat hand(s) tap chest upward.

    Visualize:Being delighted with what's going on.
  42. Hard-of-hearing
    Bounce "h" sign in front of you left to right.
  43. Hearing person, say, speak, mention, tell, remark, speech
    Point the index finger of the right ONE hand to the left in front of the mouth with the palm facing in. Then move the hand forward and away from the mouth in small circles.

    Visualize: words roll out of mouth
  44. Hello, Hi
    Touch the index finger side of the right B hand to the right temple with the palm facing left; the hand out to the right.

    Visualize: Greeting someone by saluting.
  45. Mad
    open hand palm at face, open and close fingers slightly

    Visualize: clawing at face, mad.
  46. Sad, despondent, sorrowful, gloomy
    Hold up the right and left OPEN hands in front of the face with the palms facing in. Then draw the hands down and tilt the head forward slightly.

    Visualize: Tears of sorrow falling down your face.
  47. Short, small (as in height), also child.
    Hold up the right BENT hand in front of the right shoulder with the palm facing down. Then move the hand down a short distance, repeating a few times.

    Visualize: The typical gesture for someone of short stature.
  48. Small, little
    open hands bounce together but don't touch

    Visualize: Typical gesture for small.
  49. Strong, strength, powerful, solid
    fists up  move from left to right

    Visualize:Showing the strength of the biceps muscle.
  50. Stupid, dumb
    With back of #2 hand tap forehead

    Visualize: Showing that one has a thick skull.
  51. Surprise, amaze, kastonish, astound, startle, is also wake up
    Hold up the right and left modified X hands near the temples with the palms facing each other; then flick both index fingers up simultaneously, forming  L hands.

    Visualize: Eyes suddenly widening in surprise.
  52. Tall
    CURVE hand above head

    Visualize:Showing how tall someone is.
  53. They, them, these, those
    Point the index finger of the right ONE hand in the direction of the people or objects being discussed. Then move the hand to the right.

    Visualize:Pointing to the people or objects being discussed.
  54. Tired, exhausted, weary, fatigued
    Touch the fingertips of the right and left CURVED hands to the chest. Then twist both hands downward from the wrists and touch the little finger sides of the hands to the chest, slumping the shoulders at the same time.

    Visualize: a tired body slumping forward.
  55. Ugly
    ONE hand with finger like moustache and pull out and close hand

    Visualize: Moustaches are ugly.
  56. Weak, weakness, feeble, fatigue, frail
    Touch the fingertips of the right OPEN hand to the upturned palm of the left FLAT hand; then bend the right fingers.

    Visualize: A persons knees buckling from weakness.
  57. Smart, intelligent, bright, brilliant, clever
    • Touch the middle fingertip of the right OPEN hand, feeling finger, to the center of  the forehead. Then twist the hand from the wrist so that palm faces forward.
    • Visualize: A clever thought taking flight.
  58. his, her, hers, their, your, yours
    • Hold the R FLAT hand forward with the palm facing toward the person being discussed. Then move the body's across the front of the body from L to R.
    • Visualize: Showing a person or thing separate from yourself.
  59. Color(s)
    • Hold up the R OPEN hand in front of the mouth with the palm facing in, and wiggle the fingers.
    • Visualize: A peacock's tail of many colors.
  60. Blue
    • Hold up the R "B" hand in front of the R shoulder shake it from the wrist. Shaken not stirred. 
    • Visualize: Blue ocean waves.
  61. Green
    • Hold up the R "G" hand in front of the R shoulder shake it from the wrist. Shaken not stirred. 
    • Visualize: Fields of green
  62. Purple
    Hold up the R "P" hand in front of the R shoulder shake it from the wrist. Shaken not stirred. 
  63. Yellow
    • Hold up the R "Y" hand in front of the R shoulder shake it from the wrist. Shaken not stirred. 
    • Visualize: The initial Y hand shaking in fear because it is yellow.
  64. Red
    • Brush the index fingertip of the right ONE hand down over the lips.
    • Visualize: Showing the redness of your lips.
  65. Pink
    Draw the middle finger of the "P" hand down across the lips.
  66. Orange (color and fruit)
    • Hold the right C hand in front of the mouth with the fingers pointing to the left: then squeeze the hand closed into the S handshape a few times.
    • Visualize: Squeezing the juice from an orange into your mouth.
  67. Black
    • take the index finger of the right pointing hand toward the inside of the right eyebrow, then move the hand to the right (as if wiping sweat away).
    • Visualize: Showing off your black eye.
  68. White
    • Touch the thumb tip and fingertips of the right OPEN hand to the chest; then bring the hand forward a few inches while changing it to the mama Mia hand
    •  Visualize: as if pulling the white out of a shirt
  69. Gray
    • Take your "five" hands in front of you, palms in and pass them back and forth through the open spaces between the fingers.
    • Visualize: Not all things are black and white. You have to read between the lines.
  70. Brown
    • With the palm facing left, stroke the index finger side of the right "B" hand down along the right cheek a few times.
    • Visualize: Pointing out a brown smear of dirt.
  71. Tan
    Draw the sign for "T" down your cheek
  72. Finish
    • Point the right and left OPEN hands up in frint of the chest with the palms facing in. Swing outward.
    • Visualize: A common sign for "I wash my hands of the whole thing."
  73. Past, ago, formerly, previously, used to
    • Hold up the right OPEN hand in front of the right shoulder with the palm facing in.Then move the hand up and back over the shoulder.
    • Visualize: Moving into the past. Always behind you.
  74. Future, someday, later on, will
    • Hold up the right FLAT hand next to the right temple with palm facing left. Then move the hand in a forward and upward arc away from the face. To suggest a time further into the future, make the arc bigger with a slower motion.
    • Visualize: Your hand thrusting forward into the future.
  75. America, American 
    • Lock  entwine fingers of the right and left CURVED hands together with the palms facing in and swing around to the right. To sign American add the person "Er" ending.
    • Visualize: A country made up of people from around the world all working together. 
  76. Boy, male
    • Hold the right hand at the forehead as if grasping the brim of a baseball cap; then move the hand forward a few inches while bringing the fingertips and thumb tip together.
    • Visualize: A man tipping his cap.
  77. Girl, female
    • Starting below the right earlobe, trace the thumbtip of the of the "A" hand down along the jawbone to the chin.
    • Visualize: The thumb tracing the old fashion bonnet strings.
  78. Brother
    • 1. Hold the right hand at the forehead as if grasping the brim of a baseball cap; then move the hand forward a few inches while bringing the fingertips and thumb tip together. (the sign for male)
    • 2. Point the index fingers of both ONE hands forward on front of the chest, palms facing down, and bring the hands together. (The sign for same)
    • visualize: Combining the signs for male and same.
  79. Sister
    • 1. Starting below the right earlobe, trace the thumbtip of the right A hand down along the jawbone to the chin. (This is the sign for female.)
    • 2. Point the index fingers of the right and left ONE hands forward in front of the chest, palms facing down, and bring the hands together. (This is the sign for same.)

    VISUALIZE: Combining the signs for female and same suggests a female member of the same family.   
  80. Child, Short
    With the palm facing down, move the right CURVED hand up and down just above the waist. To indicate more than one child, repeat the motion several times. V

    VISUALIZE: Patting a child on the head. 
  81. Cook, Kitchen
    MOVEMENT: Place the palm of the right FLAT hand on the upturned palm of the left FLAT hand. Then flip the right hand over and place the back of the hand on the left palm. VISUALIZE : Flipping burgers during cooking.   
  82. Dance
    • MOVEMENT: Point the extended fingers of the right V hand toward the upturned palm of the left FLAT hand; then swing the right hand from side to side.
    • VISUALIZE: Kicking up your heels at a ball.
  83. Daughter
    • MOVEMENT: 1. Starting below the right earlobe, trace the thumbtip of the right A hand down along the jawbone to the chin. (This is the sign for female.) 2. Cradle the right CURVED hand, palm facing up, in the crook of the left bent elbow.
    • VISUALIZE: Cradling a female baby—your daughter—in your arms.
  84. Son
    • MOVEMENT: 1. Hold the right hand at the forehead as if grasping the brim of a baseball cap; then move the hand forward a few inches while bringing the fingertips and thumbtip together. (This is the sign for male.) 2. Cradle the right CURVED hand, palm facing up, in the crook of the bent left elbow.
    • VISUALIZE: Cradling a male baby—your son—in your arms.
  85. Family
    • MOVEMENT: Hold up the right and left F hands with the thumbtips. Then move both hands in an outward circular motion until the little finger sides of the hands are touching.
    • VISUALIZE: Moving the initial F hands in a circular motion suggests a family circle.
  86. Father
    With the palm facing left, touch the thumbtip of the right OPEN hand twice to the center of the forehead while wiggling the fingers and pull forward. 

    VISUALIZE: Holding the hand at the male sign POSITION suggests the male head of a family.
  87. Mother
    With the palm facing left, touch the thumbtip of the OPEN hand twice to the center of the chin while wiggling the fingers slightly and pull forward. 

    VISUALIZE: Holding the hand at the female sign POSITION suggests the female head of a family.
  88. Friend
    Good Friend
    Hook the index finger of the right X hand over the index finger of left X hand; then repeat the action in reverse Or hook and pull forward.

    VISUALIZE: Two people linked together in friendship.   

    Good Friend-interlock index fingers and bring from shoulder straight out
  89. Grandfather
    Touch the thumbtip of the right OPEN hand to the center of the forehead, palm facing left. (Resembles the sign for father.) Then move the hand forward in two small arcs.    

    VISUALIZE: Moving the sign for father away from the forehead suggests a father one generation back.
  90. Grandmother
    Touch the thumbtip of the right OPEN hand to the center of the chin, palm facing left. Then move the hand forward in two small arcs.

    VISUALIZE: Moving the sign for mother away from the chin suggests a mother one generation
  91. Marry
    Clasp the right and left CURVED hands together with the right hand on top.

    VISUALIZE: Two people joining hands in marriage.
  92. Husband
    1. Hold the right hand at the forehead as if gripping the brim of a baseball cap; then move the hand forward a few inches.(This is the sign for male.) 2. Clasp the right and left CURVED hands together with the right hand on top. (This is the sign for marry.)

    VISUALIZE: Combining the signs for male and marry suggests a husband.
  93. Wife
    1. Starting below the right earlobe, trace the thumbtip of the right A hand down along the jawbone to the chin. (This is the sign for female.) 2. Clasp the right and left CURVED hands together with the right hand on top. (This is the sign for marry.)

    VISUALIZE: Combining the signs for female and marry suggests a wife.
  94. Same
    1. Point the right and left ONE hands forward with the palms facing down, and bring the hands together.

    VISUALIZE: Holding two things together to show that they’re exactly alike.

    2. "y" hand bounce in front of you twice
  95. er-turns verb to noun

    example: teach, teacher
    bring 2 flat hands down your sides
  96. Learn, student
    Touch the fingertips of the right CURVED hand to the upturned palm of the left FLAT hand. Then lift the right hand while changing it to the mama Mia handshape and touch the fingertips to the center of the forehead. To sign student, add the person ending. (er)

    VISUALIZE: Pulling information out of a book and placing it in the brain.
  97. Man
    With the palm facing left, touch the thumbtip of the right OPEN hand to the center of the forehead, then to the center of the chest.

    VISUALIZE: Combining the signs for father and fine.
  98. Woman
    With the palm facing left, touch the thumbtip of the right OPEN hand to the right side of the chin, then to the center of the chest. VISUALIZE: Combining the signs for mother and fine
  99. please • pleasure • enjoy • willing
    Rub the right FLAT hand in a circle on the chest over the heart.

    VISUALIZE: Rubbing the hand over your heart suggests warm, positive feelings.
  100. teach · instruct · educate · teacher · professor
    Hold the right and left open mama mia hands near the sides of the forehead with the palms facing each other. Move both hands forward while changing them to the closed mama mia HANDSHAPE. To sign teacher or professor, add the person ending. (Eric)

    VISUALIZE: A teacher taking information from the mind and giving it to others.
  101. sit • be seated • seat seated · seat   • Delete this highlightAdd a note
    With the palms facing down, hook the extended   fingers of the right H hand over the extended fingers of the left H hand. Then move both hands down slightly.

    VISUALIZE: The right H fingers represent a person’s legs hanging over the seat of a chair.
  102. Baby, infant
    Cradle the right bent elbow in the upturned palm of the left FLAT hand, with the palm of the right FLAT hand facing up. Then rock the arms back and forth.

    VISUALIZE: Rocking a baby in the arms.
  103. Cleveland
    "C" sign from left to right shoulder
  104. About, around
    open flat hand move in counter clockwise circle
  105. Book
    Open flat hands together and open like a book
  106. Car
    act like stearing a car
  107. Drive
    Act like stearing a car (same sign as car)
  108. Chair, seat, sit
    right index and middle fingers curve and sit on left straight index and middle fingers
  109. Class
    "c" signs facing out thumbs touching and bring around to pinkies touching.
  110. group
    "g" signs facing out thumbs touching and bring around to pinkies touching.
  111. team
    "t" signs facing out thumbs touching and bring around to pinkies touching.
  112. diaglogue, talk with
    Left index finger tap right hand and move outward (both hands)
  113. Enjoy
    both flat hands rub  chest right hand top and left hand lower
  114. Find, discover
    act like picking something up out of thin air with index finger and thumb of right open hand
  115. Wrong
    "y" sign at chin, palm toward chin
  116. old
    pull closed hand down from chin, like pulling down on beard

    • When doing age do  "old" then the number of age.
    • like "old 65" is 65 years old.
  117. Fingerspell
    Move open hand back and forth while wiggling fingers, move fingers like typing
  118. Forget
    move open hand across forehead and close, like wiping from mind
  119. From
    2 x's, right near and left in front of it, pull right one toward you-move right from left
  120. Have, own, possess
    Cupped hands toward chest until tips of fingers touch chest
  121. Home
    right mama mia hand with tips of fingers touch mouth then ear, "eat and sleep"
  122. Know
    tap temple with tips of fingers of open right hand
  123. Don't know
    tap temple with tips of fingers of open right hand and then turn hand away
  124. Like
    Flat hand then middle finger and thumb touch and draw away from chest. Like pulling something out of chest with middle finger and thumb
  125. Money
    R mama mia hand tap open L hand
  126. Name
    Index and middle fingers of both hands tap
  127. Need
    "x" hand rock outward
  128. should
    "x" hand rock outward more than lightly

    Need more firmly
  129. Must
    "x" hand rock outward firmly

    Need strongly
  130. New
    R cupped hand rub to the left across the flat L hand
  131. People
    both hands in "K" in a circular motion
  132. alike (same)
    "y" hand move back and forth left to right
  133. Paper
    Heels of open hands tap
  134. Practice, exercise, train, rehearse
    closed right fist, second knuckles rub on L index finger of open L hand
  135. Read
    R index and middle finger go down L palm
  136. Remember
    Both hands closed, R thumb goes from forehead to thumb on L hand
  137. Sign, sign language
    pointed index fingers go around each other
  138. Thank you
    flat R hand-fingertips touch chin and bring forward
  139. Want
    open hands palms up, bend fingers like grabbing, open and close fingers
  140. Sing, music
    Left flat hand out, R open hand waves slowly over L arm
  141. order of sentences
    Time, location, subject, object, verb
  142. Too bad
    "t" and "b" thrown out
  143. Awful
    circle with middle fingers and thumbs, flick out at temples
  144. Bad
    open R hand tips of fingers touch chin and then flick outward and down

    "Not good"
  145. Clean, nice
    wipe open R handacross open L hand is nice

    wipe twice is clean
  146. Cold, winter
    fists close to chest and bounce-like shivering
  147. Dirt, dirty
    hand up with back of hand under chin then wiggle fingers
  148. Dog
    rub side of R middle finger with thumb with palm upward, 2 little fingers closed
  149. Don't want
    clawed hands palms up and swing over
  150. Eat, food
    mama mia hand tap at mouth
  151. Drink
    cupped hand act like drinking
  152. Expensive
    • money ( mama mia hand tap L open hand) then shake L open hand
    • LIke Money wow
  153. Explain, describe
    "F" hands go back and forth. palms downward
  154. Feel
    tip of middle finger of R hand tap chest
  155. Fine
    Tap chest with thumb of open R hand
  156. Good
    tips of  R open hand from chin and hit R back of hand on open L palm
  157. Hear
    thumb at ear, flex thumb, index and middle fingers, 2 small fingers are closed
  158. Hot
    open hand with index finger crooked at mouth and fling out
  159. House
    Move open hands like making roof and sides of house
  160. Hungry, wish
     fingertips of "c" hand pull down chest
  161. Love
    Fists cross at chest
  162. Meet
    pointing hands up, R hand pull toward L, knuckles tap
  163. Movie
    L open hand palm inward, R open hand wave above L wrist, like movie playing
  164. No
    Index and middle finger tap thumb
  165. Not
    fist with thumb pointing under chin and draw outward
  166. Oh I see
    "y" hand bounce up and down
  167. Right, correct
    with pointing hands, tap right hand on left.
  168. School
    Open hands palms tap
  169. See, sight
    "v" hand with fingers under eyes and bring hand straight out
  170. serious
    R fist and with thumb extended under chin then pull away and "y" hands shake

    "not play"
  171. Sick
    Feeling fingers (open hand with middle finger pointing down) R at head and L at stomach.
  172. Sorry
    right fist rub chest in circular motion
  173. Taste
    Feeling finger (open hand with middle finger pointing down) at mouth
  174. Favorite
    Swipe feeling finger (open hand with middle finger pointing down) from left to right under mouth
  175. Understand
    right fist at temple with palm facing back. Flick pointing finger up and down twice.
  176. Word, vocabulary
    Left pointing hand pointing up. right index finger and thumb make a "c" like curve and tap the index finger of left hand.
  177. Work, job, employment
    fists tap, right lower wrist taps on top of left upper wrist.
  178. Wrong
    "y" hand at chin, knuckles facing out.
  179. Yes
    shake fist up and down at wrist
  180. question mark
    "x" sign and bounce index finger
  181. Yesterday
    "y" hand at mouth then ear. Thumb is touching mouth and ear with palm forward.
  182. Beer
    "b" sign rub up and down near mouth, palm foward
  183. After while, later
    left open hand staight up. Pointing right hand-thumb at L palm. flip pointed finger around-thumb stays with tip on left palm
  184. Before, previous
    open right hand above right shoulder  with palm facing back and fan backwards
  185. Buy
    money hand (right mama mia hand tap palm of left open hand) then move right hand forward
  186. Shop
    money hand (right mama mia hand tap palm of left open hand) then move right hand forward -do this twice or more if a lot of shopping

    is buy more than once
  187. College
    right flat hand palm swipes forward on left flat hand palm and then make cirdle in air with right hand
  188. Cookie
    right cupped hand bounces in a cookie cutter fashion on left flat palm
  189. die
    both hands flat with knuckles up. right hand flips over to palm up
  190. Doctor
    right "d" sign taps left underside of wrist, left hand open
  191. Drink
    "x" at chin, thumb at chin and tip up-like dringing from a shot glass
  192. Fine
    Open hand, thumb tapes chest
  193. Finish, already
    Open hands up with knuckles facing forward, flip around
  194. Future, will
    open right hand bounce from side of head forward twice
  195. homework
    mama mia hand touch mouth and ear (home), then fists tap, right lower wrist taps on top of left upper wrist (work)

    home and work
  196. Gum
    "x" with knuckles backward, index finger near mouth, bend indexfinger over and over
  197. Improve
    R open hand bounce up L arm
  198. Letter, mail
    R closed hand, thumb from mouth to palm of L hand
  199. Month
    Pointing hands, L point up palm out, knuckle side of R hand goes down L backside of pointing finger.

    Can use numbers up to 5
  200. Morning
    L open hand, arm bend and straight in front of body, right open hand with palm upward, bring right arm upward with bend of elbow at L hand
  201. Night
    Hold L arm horizontal with palm down, lay R open hand over L hand
  202. Noon
    R arm straight up resting elbow on open L hand
  203. Now, today
    Cupped hands bounce knuckles forward palms facing me
  204. Recently, just
    "x" sign, knuckles forward, tap by mouth with index finger palm facing backward
  205. Residential school, institution
    pinky fingers out, tap hands on top of each other
  206. Telephone, call
    "y" hand at face - like a phone
  207. Tomorrow
    closed hand, thumb out, put hand by cheek, turn hand forward
  208. Medicine
    R feeling finger stand on palm and L palm and wiggle

    Mortor and pestal
  209. Yesterday
    "y" hand, thumb at mouth then ear
  210. Necking
    fists with R on tip of L, grind together

    Like coffee with both hands moving
  211. Ask
    "x" hand, bounce finger-directional
  212. Baby
    arms in rocking motion, like rocking a baby
  213. Bread
    Cupped R hand slice down front of L flat hand, L palm facing body
  214. Clothes, dress, wear
    open hands, drag thumbs down sides of chest and out
  215. Coffee
    R fist rubs on L fist like grinding coffee
  216. Coke
    point to arm like giving a shot or finger spell the word
  217. depend, rely
    pointing hands, right finger pulls down L finger-directional
  218. funny, amusing
    index and middle finger tap nose-rest of hand closed
  219. Give
    grab air and then fling open hand-directional
  220. Hate
    open hands, flick middle fingers with thumbs-directional
  221. Help, aid
    L flat hand, R fist with thumb up, rest R hand on L palm thumb up and move L hand in direction
  222. Influence, affect, counsel, advise
    L flat hand with palm down, R mama mia hand moves forward over L hand and open as goes over
  223. Inform, notify, let know
    Double mama mia hands at forehead palms toward head, move forward and open hands
  224. Meat
    middle finger and thumb on R hand grabs web between thumb and index finger on L hand
  225. Milk
    squeeze fist, like milking
  226. Pay
    • L flat hand, R pointing hand, R index finger scrapes out or in-directional
    • Pay out or pay me
  227. Plant
    mama mia hand bounces like putting seeds in the ground
  228. prefer, rather
    feeling finger tap chin
  229. proud, pride
    fist with thumb extended-drag thumb up chest and outward
  230. Monday
    "m" sign in circular clockwise motion
  231. Tuesday
    "t" sign in circular clockwise motion
  232. Wednesday
    "w" sign in circular clockwise motion
  233. Thursday
    "t"and then "h" sign in circular clockwise motion
  234. Friday
    "f" sign in circular clockwise motion
  235. Saturday
    "s" sign in circular clockwise motion
  236. Sunday
    Both hands open and turn in circular motion, like "hallelujah"
  237. Show, demonstrate, illustrate
    point with R hand to L open palm with L hand vertical, move hands together-directional

    Show you, show me
  238. Shy
    Cupped hand with thumb out. First knuckles at cheek and turn forward
  239. Cute
    flick chin twice with index and middle fingers, rest of hand closed
  240. Sweet
    Flick chin twice with tips of fingers of open hand

    Used for food only
  241. Tell
    pointing hand from chin outward-directional
  242. Wait
    pointing hand with finger up and bounce hand

    Like I do every day.
  243. blond
    shake "y" sign at hair
  244. Police
    "C" sign at chest, like a shield
  245. Down
    point down
  246. fall down
    L open hand R Index and middle fingers up.

    Opposite of walk
  247. Airplane, airport
    closed hand with pinky and index finger extended and move through air
  248. Left
    point with "l" sign
  249. Fast
    2 hands,flick  thumbs up-act as though shooting marbles
  250. Build
    both hands open, swipe fingertips across each other while moving hands upward
  251. Elevator
    Index and middle finger on R hand stand on palm of L open hand and move upward
  252. Enjoy
    flat hands rub chest in circular motion, R hand above L hand
  253. Fly
    closed hand with pinky and index finger extended and move through air

    Same as airplane
  254. Fun
    fingerspell it
  255. garage
    three modifier (car) go under L flat hand
  256. Car
    move 3 modifier
  257. Get on/get in
    grab thumb of L hand with curved index and middle fingers
  258. Keys
    twist closed hand with index finger slightly extended, like turning keys
  259. Lost, lose
    mama mia hands with tips of fingers pointing down and open hands
  260. Motorcyle
    act like turning handlebars
  261. Train
    rub index and middle finger of L hand with same fingers on R hand
  262. a lot, much
    open hands together, fingers spread and fingers tip touching, pull apart
  263. Banana
    right mama mia hand peels L hand
  264. Breakfast
    Eat-morning

    mama mia hands tap mouth, L open hand, arm bend and straight in front of body, right open hand with palm upward, bring right arm upward with bend of elbow at L hand
  265. French Fries
    bounce "f" sign twice, palms facing downward
  266. Lunch
    "l" sign with thumb at chin
  267. Salt
    Shake R hand like shaking out salt
  268. Pop, soda
    L closed hand thumb upward, "f" sign dip thumb and index finger into center of L hand then tap flat R hand on top of L hand
  269. Refer to
    L pointing hand up, R fist with thumb up taps L index finger with R thumb
  270. If
    "i" sign with palm facing backward, pinkie taps temple
  271. Warning
    smack back of L hand with R hand
  272. Criticize
    Make letter X on palm of L hand with index finger of pointed R hand
  273. Worse
    #2 signs cross in aid, R to L , L to R, R knuckle facing in and L knuckle facing out
  274. Prefer (same as favorite)
    tap chin with middle finger of open hand (feeling finger)
  275. Better
    Swipe open hand across chin
  276. Try
    fists with thumbs extended palms facing down, move from chest away in a downward arc motion
  277. Dry
    drag R pointing finger across chin from L to R closing finger slightly as you go.

    Like wiping something off your chin, drying chin
  278. Sentence order
    Time location subject object verb
  279. !!!!!!!!
    punch L pointed finger with R fist
  280. Used to, formerly
    Bounce open hand backward at shoulder
  281. Visit
    2 "v"  signs palms facing backward move in circular motion like bicycle motion
  282. Walk
    Index and middle finger of R hand walk across palm of flat L hand
  283. Washington DC
    Tap R shoulder with R "w" sign then bring forward and make "d" then "c" sign
  284. Water
    "w" sign at side of mouth
  285. Week
    Run R index finger of pointing hand down L palm
  286. Year
    R fist on top of L fist then bring R fist around and land back on top of L fist
  287. Month
    L pointing hand facing up palm outward, swipe index finger of R pointing hand down L index finger with R palm facing inward
  288. Yesterday
    thumb of "y" sign taps chin then ear
  289. Awkward
    "3" sign both hands with palms downward, bounce up and down alternately
  290. Since (also same as "how have you been?")
    Tap R shoulder with pointing fingers of both hands and pull forward
  291. How have you been? (also the same as since)
    Tap R shoulder with pointing fingers of both hands and pull forward
  292. Stories
    Make circle with thumb and middle fingers of both hands and grab then with each other a few times

    Once for story
  293. Wish
    Cupped hand drag down chest with fingertips touching chest
  294. Your
    move flat hand outward
  295. Aide
    L flat hand, R fist rest on it with thumb up, flat hands down sides of body

    "help" "er"
  296. Babysitter
    Rocking motion, then tap "k" sign on top of each other then flat hands down side of body (er)
  297. Boss
    cupped R hand tap R shoulder with fingertips
  298. Farm
    Open hand drag thumb across chin
  299. In-law
    • L fist thumb side up, R mama mia hand goes into L fist (in)
    • lay R "L" sign in L palm
  300. Fireman
    R flat hand put heel of hand on forehead

    like the sign on the hat of helmet
  301. Library
    "l" sign move in circular motion, palm outward
  302. Neighbor
    Tap knuckles of curved hands and do "er"
  303. Picture
    cupped hand touch side of face with index and thumb side then bring to L vertical flat hand and touch palm with index and thumb side of cupped hand
  304. Newspaper
    L flat hand, put R thumb on L palm and tap thumb with R index finger (rest of R hand is closed)
  305. Waiter, Waitress
    both flat hands palm facing upward. move hands back and forth simultaneously then "er"
  306. vehicles
    "3" classifiers
  307. coins, hole, button
    "f" classifiers
  308. Bus
    Plu both open flat hands together right in front of left with right index finer against left pinky. Pull them apart.
  309. Ticket
    Open flat left hand with palm facing inward, right hand fist and grab lower pinky knuckle of left hand between index and middle finger of right hand
  310. Copy
    Open left flat hand with palm facing floor, grab at palm of left hand with right hand and pull right hand downward,

    like pulling copy out of bottom of machine (hand)
  311. Live
    Address
    Fists with thumbs out and pointing upward with palm toward body. Bring fists upward against chest.

    For address just use same hands and tap chest a few times with thumbs.
  312. Weekend
    Left hand open palm facing body. pass W sign down hand with palm facing out and W to others showing above Left hand. Then at end of Left hand make E sign.

    It is combination on nice, W and E.
  313. Busy
    Left flat hand with palm facing down. Wave right open hand over top with palm facing forward.
  314. What you doing??
    both fists palms facing forward, thumb and index finger entended. Tap thumbs and index fingers together.

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