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Sign Language 101

iPhone / iPad
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NOTE: The video components will NOT play in devices with iOS7 at the present moment. Older iOS versions will run just fine.

Learn THOUSANDS of American Sign Language (ASL) fundamentals, vocabulary words, idioms, sentences, fingerspelling & quizzes in VIDEOs with Gilda Toby Ganezer & Avery Posner, your Deaf ASL teachers!


- learn almost 1,000 English/ASL translations of letters, numbers, words, sentences, phrases, idioms, questions and more!

- easy to navigate via alphabetical index & search from over 25 categories

- practice your receptive skills with an interactive quiz

Here are some examples of Words/Phrases translated into American Sign Language in this app, as follows:

Action & Verbs
ask, call, cry, eat, finish, hug, know, laugh, play, practice, read, relax, remember, share, sleep, speech, travel, try, understand


alligator, animals, buffalo, bug, bunny, camel, cat, cow, crab, deer, dog

Around the House
bathroom, battery, book, camera, chair, fireplace, house, television, toys, toilet, TV

belt, boots, cap, clothes, coat, dress, gloves, hat, mittens, pants, scarf, shirt, shoes, skirt, socks

black, blue, brown, colors, dark, gold, gray, green, light, orange, pink, purple, rainbow, red, silver, white, yellow

apply for a job, boss, certificate, congratulations, hire, interpreter, interview, job application, opportunity, oppression

Family, Friends & Relationships
baby, boyfriend, date, family, father, get together, gift, hang out, memories, mother

appreciate, bored, brave, concerned, confident, embarrassed, enjoy, excited, frustrated, happy, hurt

Food & Drinks
apple, bagel, bake, banana, BBQ, basket, bread, breakfast, buffet, cake, candy, carrot, cereal, champagne, cheese, chocolate

Fun, Sports & Entertainment
baseball, broadway show, dance, fun, game, golf, host (a party), lose (a competition), movie, parade, party

Government & Politics
campaign, congress, constitution, debate, defend, demand, discrimination, donation, equal rights, fight, freedom

Health & Illnesses
accident, ambulance, careful, clean, cough, dirty, doctor, emergency, fine, hospital, lip balm, medicine, nurse, recover, sick

Holidays & Occasions
birthday, celebrate, Christmas Eve, civil rights, costume, culture, declaration, decoration, fireworks, Graduation Day, Halloween, Independence Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Day, Merry Christmas

Idioms & Phrases in ASL
airhead, bonehead, dorky, clueless, I got no idea, love it, novelty, odd, really cool, taking advantage of, goofy


People & Groups
army, community, Deaf, fireman, hearing, Irish, people, soldier, military

Camping, country, Egypt, Europe, explore, farm, home, New York, restaurant, United States

angel, blessing, church, God, Jesus, miracle, Moses, prayer, sacrifice, spirit, Ten Commandments

School & Education
become certified, count, creativity, degree, discover, history, homework, internet, newspaper, pencil, picture, school bus, spring break

buy, discount, jewelry, sale, shopping, store

Short Sentences
don't have, don’t like, don’t understand, don’t want, excuse me, good luck, how many, how much, I feel hurt, I love you, Do you know the teacher?

Time & Calendar
calendar, January, February, March, April, May, June, forever, midnight, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

car, helicopter, ship, train, boat

Useful Words & Adverbs
answer, but, chat, help, how, never, no, not, please, question, right, want, what is it for?, when, where, which, who, why, word, wow

Weather & Environment
blizzard, cloud, cold, earth, flower, grass, hot, humid, outside, rain, roses, snowman, spring