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Apple in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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It is not surprising that we all like apples, not only because they are crunchy and delicious but also because they are highly nutritious. So, today we will learn how to say ‘Apple’ in Sign Language.

As you know that there are different sign languages, but we’ll just discuss British Sign Language or BSL today. If you’re not familiar with BSL, it’s the language that the deaf community or those hard of hearing uses for communication in Great Britain.

So, let’s begin.

Apple in Sign Language

Before going on to the presentation itself, there are a few things you should know. Take a look at them:

  • Unlike several other visual languages, such as American Sign Language or ASL, BSL is a two-handed language. Despite having the same verbal language, they use different sign languages.
  • When learning BSL, the terms “dominant hand” and “non-dominant hand” will be used. If you are right-handed, this hand is your dominant one. Your non-dominant hand is your left one. The base hand is another name for it.

With that said, let’s get back to our main discussion: how to say Apple in BSL?

First, please check out the video presented below:

Now, please follow the steps outlined below:

A BSL Interpreter standing

  • Start with a normal posture.

A BSL Interpreter signing Apple

  • Now lift your right hand up and round it in front of your face.
  • Say the word as you’re signing it.

So, that’s the first version of the word. Let’s now see the second version. This is the two-handed version of the word.

A British Sign Language Interpreter standing

  • Start with a normal posture again.
  • Now move both of your hands as if you are playing the piano.

A British Sign Language Interpreter

  • Now move both of your hands as if you are playing the piano.

A British Sign Language Interpreter signing apple

  • Now raise your right hand and bring it round in front of your face.
  • Remember to say the word when you’re signing it.


So, that’s how we say Apple in sign language. As you can see, there are two versions of the word. One of them needs both our hands to sign while the other one doesn’t. This is why visibility is key in sign language, especially BSL, where there are a lot of words that need both our hands to sign.

If your audience can’t clearly see you, they’ll get confused, or worse, misinterpret the word for something offensive. Always keep a smile on your face too. You’ll quickly establish a connection with your audience with just a simple, sweet smile.

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