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Wait in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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Today, we’re going to learn how to say wait in sign language. ‘wait’ is one of the common words you encounter in your sign language journey.

Considering the fact that the word changes depending on the sign language, we’ll only discuss British Sign Language or BSL today.

So, let’s begin.

Wait in Sign Language

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

If it moves too quickly for you, don’t worry. Below, each step will be covered in more detail.

Wait in American sign language
Wait in American sign language
  1. Start with a normal posture.
Wait in british sign language
Wait in british sign language
  1. Raise your right hand.
  2. Now bring your hands down.
Wait in sign language asl
Wait in sign language asl
  1. Say the word ‘wait’ while you’re signing.

That’s the first version of the word. So, let’s now see the second version, which is the two-handed version of the word.

Wait in sign language bsl
Wait in sign language bsl
  1. Start with a normal posture again.
Wait in sign language usa
Wait in sign language usa
  1. Raise both of your hands.
Wait in sign language uk
Wait in sign language uk
  1. Now keep rotating your hands as shown in the picture above.
  2. Say the word as you’re signing it.

Conclusion

That’s how we say wait in sign language. As you can see, there are two versions of the word. One of them needs both hands to sign while the other doesn’t. This is why visibility is key in sign language, especially BSL, where there are a lot of words that need both our hands to sign.

So if your audience can’t clearly see you, they’ll get confused or misinterpret the word for something offensive. 

Always keep a smile on your face too. You’ll quickly establish a connection with your audience with just a simple, sweet smile.

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