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P in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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Today we’ll learn the letter P in sign language. We’ll discuss how the sign language alphabet differs from the alphabet used in spoken language as we’re talking about letters.

Also, there are differences among sign language families. The British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet is different from the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet when it comes to the letter P. Also, a one-handed sign is required for ASL P. With BSL, though, this is not the case. Both hands must be used to do it.

However, the difficulty of sign language has nothing to do with the number of hands, and this is true for BSL as well. Learning the letter P in BSL is an easy and simple process.

After that, we’ll move on to our main topic.


The concepts of sign language letters, the sign language alphabet, and fingerspelling may be familiar to you if you are a member of the deaf community or have interacted with deaf people. One of the first things you’ll learn when learning sign language is the fingerspelling alphabet.

Fingerspelling teaches you how to sign your name on a letter. Different hand gestures are used to spell words or specific letters in this technique. In regard to the letter P, this idea is closely related.

Similar to how we spell the alphabets in spoken languages, the letter P is written in sign languages using hand gestures. Some proper nouns, like as names of people, don’t have any unique marks associated with them. Here, we spell out things like the names of people using the alphabet in sign language.

Sign language requires the use of finger spelling. They are excellent for communicating because of their versatility.

But as was already said, BSL sign letters are two-handed. That means that you’ll be communicating with both hands. So we’ll use both of our hands to fingerspell BSL. Your non-dominant hand assists with the supporting movements while your dominant hand controls the essential gestures. The base hand is another name for the non-dominant hand. Never sign with a hand other than your dominant hand. If you do this, your words will become meaningless.

So let’s begin with the BSL alphabet sign for the letter P.

P in Sign Language Alphabet

What is P in sign language?

The letter P is represented differently in different sign languages, as we’ve already discussed. The letter P will be the sole BSL letter discussed in this blog.

We have an entire high-quality video on how to do the P sign with fingers. Please watch it first.

Please follow the guidelines we’ve given below.

  1. Start with a normal posture.

Male tutor using both hands to sign P in BSL

  1. Join your thumb and your index finger in an ‘O’ shape.
  2. Now connect that “O” shape with the index finger of your left hand and keep the rest of the fingers of your right hand spread apart.
  3. Say the word ‘P’ while you’re signing.


So, that’s how we sign P in British Sign Language. Another thing to keep in mind is always to keep a beautiful smile. People are more likely to connect when they smile. Smiles have the same impact on any type of discussion as speaking verbally. The same goes for nonverbal communication, such as sign language.

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