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Bus in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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From transporting kids to sporting events to providing your guests with a fun and safe wedding party, we rely on buses for everything from entertainment to work.

Today, we’re going to learn how to say Bus in sign language. It’s possible that you found our blog when looking up the American Sign Language sign for Bus. The sign for Bus in American sign language and British sign language differ slightly. Other sign languages also have the same features. Interestingly, neither of these is very difficult when discussing the sign for Bus. Other sign languages may not be similar in this regard.

Check out “What’s the Difference Between ASL and BSL” in this blog

With that said, we’ll just discuss BSL today.

Bus in Sign Language

Before we begin, keep in mind that BSL is a two-handed sign language. This means that you will interact using both hands.

This system does not apply to all sign languages, though.

Imagine that one of your hands is a piece of paper. Your other hand is the pen. The hand that is holding a pen is referred to as the “dominant hand.” Most people use their right hand. Therefore, if your left hand is not your dominant hand, it will act as the paper. The base hand is another name for the non-dominant hand.

Never change your dominant hand in the middle of a sign. Your signs won’t signify anything to your viewers in this situation.

So, back to our topic: how do you say Bus in sign language?

Now let’s move on to the following videos. Take your time watching them.

Don’t worry about their tempo. Below, we’ll walk you through every step of the process.

BSL tutor standing

1. Start with a normal posture.

BSL interpreter signing BUS

2. Raise your right hand.

3. Now join your ring finger with your thumb, as shown in the picture above.

BSL teacher showing two fingers of her right hand

4. Now move your hand slightly forward.

5. Say the word ‘Bus’ while you’re signing.

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

BSL tutor standing in black dress

1. Start with a normal posture again.

BSL tutor with both the hands raised

2. Raise both of your hands. Keep both of them in a fist.

BSL teacher signing bus

3. Now move your hands as shown in the picture above so that it looks like you are driving.

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


So, that’s how we say Bus in sign language. Be sure the person you’re communicating with can see you. Some signs appear inappropriate if others cannot see what you are doing. Finally, practice regularly. You’ll remember the sign better if you regularly practise.

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