How do you say “please” in sign language?

Please in Sign LanguageThe sign for “please” in American Sign Language is made by first placing your dominant hand with your thumb sticking out and fingers extended over your chest. Secondly, move your hand in circular motion (clockwise) two or three times.

It is often used at the end of a sentence if he/she wants something.

Please in Baby Sign Language

How do you sign “Please” in Baby Sign Language?

The sign for “Please” in Baby Sign Language is exactly the same as in American Sign Language (ASL). The reason for this is that the sign is very easy to perform for young kids. It’s a good idea to teach a young person to show respect as well as consideration for the effort another individual puts forth to help us.

Sign language for Thank You

A common response to a question that ends with “Please” is “Thank you”. This is how you sign “Thank you”:

Please in British Sign Language

In British Sign Language the sign for “Please” and “Thank you” are very similar to the sign for “thank you” in ASL. The difference is in the speed of the sign and the facial expression.

So the sign for “Please” in ASL is not used in BSL. Confusing isn’t it?! Here is an example:

Do you want to learn more signs like “Please”? Go to our online Sign Language Dictionary.