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And in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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How do you say And in sign language? “And” is generally used as a function word to indicate connection or addition, particularly of things relating to the same class or category. It is also used to connect sentence pieces with the same grammatical rank or function.

So, today we’re going to discuss how to say And in sign language.

However, keep in mind that the sign for “and” in sign languages like British Sign Language (BSL), American Sign Language (ASL), or French Sign Language (FSL) differs. The same is true for other sign languages as well. But for now, let’s just talk about BSL.

So let’s start our discussion on how to sign and in BSL.

And in Sign Language

Before we get started, we have said that different regions use different sign languages. In comparison to Australia, the United States has different communication techniques for deaf persons. The deaf community and other sign language users have an impact on this evolution, which is similar to the progression of spoken languages.

As a result, some sign language changes its own method of delivery.

For example, BSL is a two-handed sign language. That indicates that you’ll be communicating with both hands.

Not all sign languages use this technique. Consider that a piece of paper is in one of your hands. The pen will be in the other hand. We refer to the hand that holds a pen as the dominant hand. The right hand is typically used. Your non-dominant hand is your left one, which will play the role of the paper. The base hand is another name for it.

Don’t switch hands while using signing. In that case, your viewers won’t understand the signs.
So let’s get back to our topic: the sign for And.

Let’s move on to the following video. Watch it carefully a few times.

Watch how to sign ‘and’ in British Sign Language

Don’t be worried about the video’s timing or the gestures in it. Below, we’ll break out the entire process step by step.

Male instructor seated with a normal posture in a blue background room


1. To sign And in sign language, Start with a normal posture.

Male instructor seated with a normal posture and the index finger of the right hand raised up


2. Raise the index finger of your right hand.

Male instructor seated teaching how to sign AND using the index finger of your dominant hand

3. Now rotate your finger.

4. Say the word ‘And’ while you’re signing.


So that’s how you sign And. While signing, make sure that the individual with whom you interact can clearly see your hand gestures and facial expressions. Some of them may seem offensive if people can’t see your signs clearly. While speaking, make sure to have a lovely smile on your face. It will help you connect better.

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