Top 150 Basic Words in Sign Language
Below are videos of the top 150 basic words in sign language.
These are the words that you should learn first. Learning these words is a great way to build a basic vocabulary foundation before learning American Sign Language. These 150 words were chosen by finding the most important words learned in ASL 1. These are the words that students learn first in the class and are therefore extremely useful to learn–especially if you plan to take an ASL class in the future.
These top 150 words have been organized into 11 categories: Common, People, Questions, School, Home, Family, Time, Food, Colors, Animals, and Descriptions. This should make them easy to find and easier to learn. The more important categories are listed toward the top. These are the signs you will find yourself using the most often. The categories toward the bottom are best for enriching basic conversations. Keep in mind that this list is just a starter and contains only the most common basic signs used in American Sign Language.
And, of course, there is more to American Sign Language than just memorizing vocabulary. ASL has its own grammar, syntax, culture, and history! Don’t forget to check out our free American Sign Language online classes where you can start learning sign language and not just the basic words!
- BUS (2)
- SIGN LANGUAGE
- STUDENT (2)
- Days of the Week
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Don’t forget to check out our free American Sign Language online classes where you can start learning sign language and not just the basic words!