Common Expressions in American Sign Language, Vol. 1-2 Set (2 DVDs)

$31.95 $24.75

Learn almost 250 common expressions, idioms, phrases and sentences in American Sign Language about everyday life, with open-captions and audio!  Save more with this complete 2-DVD set and learn from three ASL teachers, two of them Deaf and one CODA - an amazing experience that's hard to come by!


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 to over three hours of learning experience as follows:

  • Common Expressions in American Sign Language, Volume 1
  • Common Expressions in American Sign Language, Volume 2

Every 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.
  • I've been looking for the library, where is it?
  • Long time no see!
  • My friend told me you have a problem; what's up with that?
  • Nice to meet you.
  • No way!
  • nothing to it, no biggie, no big deal
  • One minute, please.
  • Please email me.
  • Please put it down.
  • See you later.
  • Show me the three cards.
  • Stop picking on the little girl. Just leave her alone!
  • That's not true!
  • Try to think positive.
  • What are you doing tonight?
  • What did you say?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • What time will pizza be delivered?
  • Where are you learning sign?
  • Who is your teacher?
  • Would you please hold on, we're not done talking.
  • You go straight down and make a right then a quick left; you will find a candy machine there.
  • You sign very well!
  • Are you looking for trouble?
  • Be careful driving.
  • Can I help you?
  • Did you see my vlog?
  • Do you have any coffee?
  • Do you know that...
  • Do you need help with homework?
  • Do you understand me?
  • Don't worry.
  • excuse me, pardon me, would you please excuse me...
  • Forget it.
  • good luck
  • Holy cow, there were five cars involved in an accident on the parkway.
  • Hurry up!
  • I am not too sure.
  • I don't care.
  • I don't think so.
  • I got ice cream but I am not hungry, do you want some?
  • I heard a rumor that you are married, is it true?
  • I love you (applies to friendship and/or romance)
  • I overslept and was late for school.I'm in trouble!
  • I want to learn more ASL!
  • I'm cold.
  • Your clothes smell so bad. Have you washed them? Never?
  • Are you sure?
  • bear with me / be patient
  • Can you fingerspell again please?
  • Did you email me?
  • Did you spit on that boy? Why?
  • Do you have Facebook?
  • Do you know the teacher?
  • Do you think your children should have flu shots?
  • don't know, do not know, dunno
  • don't want, do not want
  • Excuse me, I have to leave in a hurry, would you please move your car.
  • Hold on, please.
  • How's your family?
  • I am not stupid!
  • I ate already.
  • I don't remember the teacher.
  • I got a flat tire, what should I do?
  • I haven't seen you in a long time.
  • I like to watch TV
  • I need to go home.
  • I torn up the letter!
  • I'll come back later.
  • I'm happy to see you.
  • I'm sorry.
  • It's nothing new.
  • Let's practice signing.
  • My friend and I went out to see a movie called "Avatar".
  • nah (wave-no)
  • No rush! (take your time)
  • Not yet.
  • oh, really?
  • Please don't force me, I am really tired.
  • Please let me know.
  • Please write it down.
  • Should I go to the parent-teacher meeting?
  • Sorry! I overslept.
  • thank you, thanks
  • Try not to drink and drive.
  • What are you doing?
  • What happened?
  • What is your name?
  • What to do?
  • Where is she from?
  • Why did you leave school early today?
  • Wouldn't you mind if we could back it up, I am trying to understand.
  • You had detention? What happened?
  • ...and way much more!


The DVDs 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.