Common Expressions in American Sign Language, Vol. 1

$20.85 $16.00

A popular first volume where one will learn almost over 125 common expressions, idioms, phrases and sentences in American Sign Language about everyday life, with audio! You will learn from Deaf and CODA ASL professors and will see every sentence with use of ASL grammar and sentence structures along with slow motions to learn successfully.


Also recommended for ASL students, interpreters, families, professionals and Deaf/Hard of Hearing community and ASL teachers - this comes with 2 separate DVD units totaling nearly two hours of learning experience.

This DVD comes with a bit over 120 common conversational sentences, idioms and phrases along shown in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. You will see a trio of Deaf ASL professionals, with over 50 years of combined experience, teaching every sentence/idiom/phrase.

Here are some examples:

  • I'm tired of cooking every night. Let's eat out for a change.
  • Long time no see!
  • Nice to meet you.
  • nothing to it, no biggie, no big deal
  • Please email me.
  • See you later.
  • Stop picking on the little girl. Just leave her alone!
  • Try to think positive.
  • What did you say?
  • What time will pizza be delivered?
  • Who is your teacher?
  • You go straight down and make a right then a quick left; you will find a candy machine there.
  • Are you looking for trouble?
  • Can I help you?
  • Do you have any coffee?
  • Do you need help with homework?
  • Don't worry.
  • Forget it.
  • Holy cow, there were five cars involved in an accident on the parkway.
  • I am not too sure.
  • I don't think so.
  • I heard a rumor that you are married, is it true?
  • I overslept and was late for school.I'm in trouble!
  • I'm cold.
  • Are you sure?
  • Can you fingerspell again please?
  • Did you spit on that boy? Why?
  • Do you know the teacher?
  • don't know, do not know, dunno
  • Excuse me, I have to leave in a hurry, would you please move your car.
  • How's your family?
  • I ate already.
  • I got a flat tire, what should I do?
  • I like to watch TV
  • I torn up the letter!
  • I'm happy to see you.
  • It's nothing new.
  • My friend and I went out to see a movie called "Avatar".
  • No rush! (take your time)
  • oh, really?
  • Please let me know.
  • Should I go to the parent-teacher meeting?
  • thank you, thanks
  • What are you doing?
  • What is your name?
  • Where is she from?
  • Wouldn't you mind if we could back it up, I am trying to understand.
  • ...and way much more!

The DVD will take you through the cultures and rich part of the language being used everyday. These sentence examples will also teach every viewer how to recognize others using them; thus, bringing an ASL common daily conversations to its fullest.