Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:32 — 56.6MB) | Embed
This is a list of adjectives.
Vocabulary in this lesson:
- Sharp (as in a knife)
- Fast, Quick
- Awake, Surprise, Amaze, Astonish
Other words talked about:
- Have, Possess
Thank you for continuing to watch the videos. I have gotten some great feedback recently and I appreciate it when you write to me telling me how these lessons are a help to you.
If you would like to watch the video with the captioning, click the Closed Captioning [CC] button in the video player window.
LearnSigns.com Lesson Number 21
We are going to talk about adjectives in this lesson. And there will be adjectives along the way. Any kind of describing words, we are going to have several of those. But here is a lesson, or a set of words that are just adjectives. And some basic ones.
This first one will look somewhat familiar. Remember this word is PLAY, PLAY. And SILLY is right here in front of the face instead of off to the side like PLAY, SILLY is right in front of the face. We talked about that before when we talked about PLAY. PLAY can be done with one or two hands, most often with two. And then SILLY is just one hand and it is right here. It twists back and forth. It is your Y hand, twisting around in a circle.
FOOLISH is similar except it is just a single motion. FOOLISH. You start with your palm facing toward you and then you twist it so that your palm is out. Come from top to bottom. Or, it is a diagonal. It is not really left, right, up or down. It is a diagonal. FOOLISH FOOLISH It is kind of a strong word. FOOLISH. So it is just a single sign going across there.
WISE – You take your X and it is like you are hanging it on a hook right here on your forehead. WISE WISE
SMART – Take your sensitive finger: so it is your 5 with your middle finger pulled down. You are going to touch right here in the middle of your forehead and you turn it out. SMART SMART
This is the word SHARP, and I think it comes from the word SHARP. SHARP as in a knife being SHARP. Now SHARP mentally is SMART.
HARD – Take your Vs and then you bend them down so you have your snake fingers and then you smash them together. HARD. Or you will also see it done back here more towards the wrist area. You hit the fingers together or the wrist area together. HARD or HARD.
SOFT – This one makes sense. SOFT. Like you are squeezing something SOFT.
SLOW – This is your B, or your mitten hand, is going to pull back over your other hand SLOWLY. SLOW. It goes from away from you to towards you. And the bottom hand is just sitting there. SLOW
FAST – It is like you are shooting marbles. FAST. Take and have your marble in your finger and fling it out there. Or, you will also see FAST done like this. FAST. QUICK or FAST, both of them are the same sign. FAST or QUICK. And then this is like we did the word RUN, when we talked about verbs, RUN. You are going to do that except you are going to unhook your fingers and then just pull back like you are shooting a couple of guns. FAST or QUICK
UGLY – This is the letter X and you are going to pull it across the face. You draw it across the face. UGLY. Now this is used more for the appearance of things. The way things look. It looks UGLY. The person, the car an item, whatever is UGLY in appearance. It is not so much used for an action that is UGLY, or an attitude that is UGLY. Sometimes it is, but primarily it is a word describing physical features of what something looks like. UGLY
PRETTY – You take your 5 with your palm facing toward you and you are going to come across the face and then bring all your fingers together. PRETTY. The face is arranged nicely.
And then BEAUTIFUL is you do that and then you splash back. BEAUTIFUL. So arranged nicely and splashes back. Ah, that is BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTIFUL
YOUNG – Remember the word HAVE, to POSSESS, to HAVE. This is the same sign except now it has a motion that rotates up. YOUNG
You are showing the long beard of the OLD goat. OLD. You just take and you are going to – make like the letter S. OLD. Showing the beard.
AWAKE – This is also the word SURPRISE, AMAZE, ASTONISHED. AWAKE. Facial expression and context will tell you which one of those it is. If you are talking about a boy trying to get up in the morning. Then he is probably not SURPRISED, he is getting AWAKE. So context will help you know which one it is talking about.
ASLEEP – This is your 5 hand and it is like the word PRETTY, except instead of coming around in a circle it comes straight down. It goes from 5 to where all your fingers are together. And I close my eyes and bow my head slightly when I do it. ASLEEP.
ASLEEP – I want to SLEEP.
Ok. Let’s go through those again.
HARD or HARD
FAST or FAST. It is also the word QUICK.
FAST or QUICK
BEAUTIFUL, oh, that is BEAUTIFUL
This is LearnSigns.com lesson 21. So you can go to LearnSigns.com/21. That will get you to this lesson. It will have a list of the vocabulary words there. So that you can read those. Also there will be some other posts in there talking about grammar and how to use these signs.
Make sure you visit the website LearnSigns.com.
Thanks for watching!