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Fish in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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British Sign Language (BSL) is now recognised as a language in the United Kingdom (UK). The deaf community is the primary user of it. However, it’s becoming increasingly more popular for those who are hearing and want to learn and use the language themselves.

Today we’ll learn the word Fish in sign language. In most sign languages, the Fish sign is different. But today, we’ll just talk about British Sign Language or BSL.

Fish in Sign Language Alphabet

We have linked a video below. Please watch it first. Don’t worry about its pace. We’ll explain it in detail to you.

Please follow the steps we’ll discuss shortly.

BSL interpreter standing

1. Start with a normal posture.

BSL interpreter signing fish

2. Raise your right hand.

3. Now slowly move your right hand towards your left like a fish, as shown in the picture above.

4. Say the word ‘Fish’ while doing the sign.

Points to Remember

BSL is a two-handed language. So, what does that mean?

Let’s explain.

In BSL, the pen and paper are represented by both of our hands. Your pen is in your right hand if that is the one you use most often. So naturally, the paper is in your left hand, which is your non-dominant hand. It will look as if you’re writing something on your non-dominant hand.

Especially in comparison to ASL signs, where we only use one hand for signs, BSL signs require two hands. However, the BSL does not always need two hands to sign every word.

Secondly, sign languages are completely visual forms of communication. Visibility is required for this language. So if your audience can’t see you well, communicating will feel like holding a gloved hand over your lips. Nobody will hear or understand you because of your unclear, sloppy pronunciation.

It’s essential to remember that you won’t risk being misunderstood if your audience can see you clearly.

Further, you can look at the “Advantages of BSL” with this blog!


So that’s how we say Fish in sign language. Follow a consistent practice routine so that it becomes stuck in your memory forever. Otherwise, it tends to get erased from our memory quite easily.

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