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Ok in Sign Language – Video and Image Include

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Today, we will show you how to say “ok” in sign language. “Ok” is short for “okay”. It’s one of the first words that you’ll learn in your sign language journey.

That said, there is ASL sign (American Sign Language), BSL sign (British Sign Language), Makaton and many such sign languages. But for our topic today, we’ll only deal with BSL here.

So, let’s get started.

“Ok” in Sign Language

Now, let’s show you how to say “ok” in sign language. It’s not a complicated word to learn. In fact, it’s the total opposite. Accordingly, it’ll take a few minutes for you to grasp the gestures.

To that end, let’s look at the following video.

Don’t worry. We’ll describe the whole thing step by step.

BSL tutor in normal posture

  • Start with a normal posture.
  • Face the one you’re communicating with so that they can see you clearly.

BSL tutor with thumbs up

  • Raise your hand up to your chest.
  • Keep a fist. The only finger that you’ll spread out is your thumb. Keep it pointing up towards the sky.
  • Once done, go back to a normal posture.

So, that’s the whole process of signing Ok in British sign language. Easy, right? If you’re still not sure, give the steps a second read. Go back to the video and just mimic the person in the video. If you practice for a few minutes, you should be well set.

With the word “ok”, you shouldn’t have any trouble remembering in future as this is also the sign that we, the people who use spoken language, use in everyday life to say ‘ok’ or ‘fine’ to others. All you have to remember is that BSL also uses the same gesture to spell out the word ‘ok’.


In fact, learning “ok” in sign language isn’t a complicated thing in any sense of the word. The issue here is that, as with any other language (spoken or signed), you must keep the gestures in memory once you learn a word.

But, if you practice it regularly, it’ll become like a second nature, and you’ll no longer have to actively engage your memory to remember the word. Instead, it’ll come to your recollection automatically.

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