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For in Sign Language – Video & Images Included

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Today, we’re going to learn how to say “for” in sign language. It can work equally as a conjunction or a preposition based on the sentence.

For example:

I bought some chocolate for Michael. Wait there for a while.

“For” is working as a preposition in this example.

Like spoken language, there are many differences in sign language. As per Wikipedia, there are several different sign languages in use around the world.

They differ from one country to another. Sign language can have many diverse regional accents that cause subtle variances in how people use and understand signs, even in nations where the same language is spoken.

With that said, we’ll only discuss British Sign Language or BSL today.

So now, let’s dive into our main topic today.

‘For’ in Sign Language

Watch the full video, which we’ve given below.

Don’t worry if it moves too quickly for you. More detail on each step will be given below.

BSL interpreter in a normal posture

1. Start with a normal posture.

BSL tutor signing for in BSL

2. Raise your arms, as shown in the picture above.

3. Say the word ‘for’ while you’re signing.


That’s how we say “for” in sign language. Keep in mind that it’s essential for others to be able to see you when you are interacting with them. If you don’t make your movements clear, anyone can easily misinterpret what you’re saying.

If you want to learn sign language, be aware that regular practice is essential; otherwise, there’s a chance you’ll eventually forget all of the signs. Last but not least, keep a lovely smile while you are conversing with someone. We are able to connect with others better when we smile.

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