Sign Language 101 Lesson 3 – Everyday Signs & Common Phrases



you hello hello welcome to sign language 101.com lesson number three we're moving right along we finished Lesson one and two my name is dr. Byron bridges and I'm here helping you learn sign language so in this lesson we're going to discuss everyday signs will also talk about common phrases we'll review the numbers 21 through 30 and of course we have our language tips a quiz and some deaf culture don't worry I haven't forgotten about the vocabulary but before we get into that I want to pose a question you know it's something that people usually ask me and they say do deaf people wish that they could hear ah my answer is yes and no I wouldn't say that all deaf people wish that they could hear that's not the case there's certainly some deaf people that really wish that they could hear but others maybe not so much they've never really cared it's never really mattered to them and so I would say do all deaf people want to hear oh yes and no from my perception a lot of deaf people are just fine the way they are they don't care if they can't hear but I do know of a few deaf people that sure wish they had that ability so that answers the question do all deaf people want to hear some but mostly not now are you ready to get started lesson number three and learn some more vocabulary me too let's go yes No maybe good bad wundt don't want restroom lights on lights off doctor medicine go stop walk run eat sleeeeep bath shower TV game play hurt SiC mad feel who what where when why day night today tonight now Heol new must need death hearing sorry understand don't understand right wrong No don't know same different work school home and now it's time for numbers 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 and 30 how right keep practicing you'll get more and more numbers and now it's time for a language tip just letting you know usually you're wondering left-handed or right-handed should I finger spell with the left to right and I recommend that you start with your writing hand whichever is your dominant hand that's the hand that you should finger spell so if you're right-handed you should follow that and use your right hand for fingerspelling of course if you're left-handed use that so don't worry about switching and going back and forth use your dominant hand for fingerspelling just letting you know hello goodbye how are you see you later see you tomorrow my name is what time is it yes No please thank you welcome I'm fine I'm sorry excuse me be careful good morning good afternoon goodnight and now it's time for some deaf culture as I share some perspective so deaf culture let me ask a question can all deaf people read lips what does that mean lip-reading so can all deaf people lip read well let's show some examples and talk about that there's a lot of different reasons for deaf people being able to lip read but let's go back to childhood for deaf children you know there's a lot of parents might have a deaf child and they say you know what I want them to learn sign language and I teach them sign language others say I want them to speak English and so they teach them to speak English sometimes it's forced upon the children and so of course you have a lot of different educational backgrounds as well so to say all deaf people can read lips that's not a true statement and let's talk about that a bit lip-reading in itself is a skill a lot like writing or reading it's something that you learn so if a deaf person is only lip-reading they won't catch everything for example if I'm watching you speak and I say this what does it look like 16 or 60 which one is it you might not know another example the number 50 and 15 which one was it so oftentimes just relying on lip-reading leads to a lot of miscommunication so say I want to have a cup of tea or I'm going to use a golf tee which one did I say it's hard to catch that isn't and frankly I lip read myself I can but myself and a lot of other deaf people usually and they usually get about 30% of what's said if you talk like this if people can they can get it but if you speak a little bit faster that's where it gets tough and we start missing a lot so imagine that 30% of what's being said who that's that's tough that means 70% is left to us guessing and putting the pieces together that can be challenging so the best way to communicate with a deaf person is sign language if at all possible you can write but remember sometimes deaf people have different educational levels I suggest having an interpreter present again you can type something out it just depends on their English levels their English ability lip-reading isn't always the best way and keep in mind there are some deaf people that just want to speak and they'll talk to you it but it doesn't necessarily mean that they'll understand everything that you're saying as well it's because they're aural and they were raised to learn how to speak so maybe they can speak to you quite clearly and sometimes when they're listening to you they can smile and nod they might not get everything so it's tough to generalize that and say all deaf people can or they can't because sometimes a deaf person might just smile and nod so again the statement can all deaf people lip read no it's not true as I mentioned the percentage is more like 30% and maybe even a little bit less so it's not the best mode of communication it's acceptable if you have to but I wouldn't use that as the form of communication for all deaf people because as statistics will show you're going to miss out on anything visual will help if you can type something on a computer screen or on a smart phone texting back and forth that is the best way are you ready for the quiz all right let's go you if you pretty good and it seemed to be easy and you're moving along great if not no worries go back and keep practicing keep up and you'll get it you Wow you've been learning and learning and learning moving right along good job so what did we cover we just talked about everyday signs and some common phrases as well we reviewed the numbers 21 through 30 I do suggest you keep practicing though keep using those signs when you're walking around the house or with your husband or wife your children keep practicing that's really going to help you improve teach them a couple of signs and have them quiz you and go back and forth practice you're receptive abilities all right so I'm going to put it away and we'll take it out again and lesson number four I'm ready I'm motivated are you all right you

31 thoughts on “Sign Language 101 Lesson 3 – Everyday Signs & Common Phrases”

  1. First yousaid one thing was a certain way then in this video you had the same word and then completely changed it I'm so confused!

  2. thanks, your videos have become a bit helpful for my practicum as an educational assistant in a dhh classroom, I just need more practice though, there’s interpreters but I want to be able to connect with the teens and kids i work with so thank you so much !

  3. Thank you, I am working with several people that are have hearing difficulties, your lessons are helping me know sign language. Thank you

  4. Learning of education basic sign language etc.. That we can learn language from teaching basic understand

  5. Noticed the sign for "deaf" in the lesson goes from your ear to your cheek, but in the quiz, it is from mouth to ear, therefore I thought it was the sign for "home" . can you please let me know which is correct.

  6. Noticed the sign for deaf in the lesson goes from your ear to your cheek, but in the quiz, it is backward. can you please let me know which is correct. Me and one of my friends are slowly losing hearing and this will be our way of communicating. if it can be said either way i like to know that as well. TY

  7. I love your lessons sir. I've been trying hard to learn to sign the basics. This third lesson is a huge step up from the previous ones.

  8. hey as a person that wants to learn asl, or pse(probably pse), after all ten lessons, will I be able to communicate with a friend comftorably with practice, like get through most of the day by using sign. by the way thank you so much because this is the only thing i could find that actually helps me learn sign language

  9. i'm left hand writing but i spell and sign with my right hand ^^' i'm strange lol
    love the videos, thank you so much for sharing your experience !!

  10. Is the sign for LET'S-GO covered in any of these lessons? I've seen two different ways and am wanting to know the most correct (read: Deaf) way. Thanks for creating this resource; to have more native signers in front of the blackboard is much needed on YouTube!

  11. Just a glitch, Myrtle. Have some supplemental guides to make up for some things that are not clear or incorrect.

  12. Small thing to take note of: during "numbers", 25 is shown as gesturing two and five seperately, yet in the quiz 25 is shown as "wiggling" with the middle- and ringfinger. Not really fair when one's trying to learn.

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