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Love in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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Perhaps Valentine’s Day is coming up, or maybe your mother made your favourite dish with your preferred toppings. So, you want to let them know how much you love and appreciate them. However, if they are deaf, sign language is generally your only option for contacting them.

Therefore, today we’re going to learn how to say “Love” in sign language. But today, we’ll just talk about British Sign Language or BSL. If BSL is new to you, it is the language that the deaf and partially deaf communities in Great Britain use to communicate.

So now, let’s dive into our main topic how to say Love in sign language.

Love in Sign Language

Watch the videos we linked below. There are multiple variations. They may be confusing, and we understand that. So, don’t worry. To get a better understanding of the steps, just go through them once.

Before we get into our topic, let us clear one thing first. If you’re not aware, BSL is a two-handed language.

Imagine your hands as paper and a pen. The pen is in your dominant hand; the paper is in your non-dominant hand. The base hand is another name for it. When you sign, it will appear as though your dominant hand is writing on your base hand.

However, not all signs are two-handed. Some words also have multiple versions of them.

Please follow the steps given below:

A BSL interpreter in a normal posture

  • Start with a normal posture.

A BSL interpreter signing love

  • Raise both of your hands.
  • Join both of your hands in an “X” shape.
  • And put both of your hands on your chest.
  • Say the word ‘Love’ while you’re signing.


So, that’s how we say Love in sign language. If you can create a   more strong connection between you and the other person, nonverbal communication, such as sign language, is far more effective. Also, be sure the person you’re communicating with can see you. Some signs appear inappropriate if other people cannot see what you are doing. Finally, exercise regularly. You’ll remember the sign better if you regularly practise.

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