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How in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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Today, we’re going to learn the word “how” in sign language. Depending on the sentence, it can be used as an adverb, conjunction, or noun.

For example:

“How did the accident happen?”

“How” is used as an adverb in this example.

One of the most common misconceptions regarding sign language is that it is universal. That is not the case. In fact, there are between 138 and 300 different varieties of sign language in use today. But today, we will only discuss BSL or British Sign Language.

With that said, let’s dive into our main topic today.

How in Sign Language

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

If the video moves too quickly for you, don’t worry. Below, more detail on each step will be given.

How in sign languages

  1. Start with a normal posture.

How in british sign language

2. Raise both of your hands.

3. Now tap one hand with the other, as in the picture above.

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

That’s the first version of the word. So, let’s now see the second version.

How in sign language bsl

  1. Start with a normal posture again.

2. Raise both of your hands.

How in sign language uk

3. Now insert the fingers of one hand into the fingers of the other hand, as shown in the picture above.

4. Say the word as you’re signing it.


So that’s how we can say the word “how” in sign language. Remember that everyone has bad days. You can feel like you’ve forgotten all the signs some days and that you’re not moving forward. Do not let these feelings destroy your motivation. Despite popular belief, learning does not progress in a linear fashion. Although it’s hard, your skills will improve over time.