skip to main content

English Idioms: Program #6A: Transliterating & Interpreting English Idioms

23 minutes 17 seconds

Videos are generally available for preview to non-members as short clips. Limited full-length titles are also available. Log In to view the full length title.

Browse Full-length Non-member Titles
Still image from English Idioms: Program #6A: Transliterating & Interpreting English Idioms

How would you interpret English idioms using ASL? Would you make different choices if you were in a classroom and the Deaf child will see these idioms on a test? Two certified interpreters provide separate model interpretations to demonstrate how to transliterate and interpret English idioms. Includes viewing suggestions.

Media Details

Runtime: 23 minutes 17 seconds

Request a DVD
Members Only - Apply Now
Senior man signs with right hand in front of face, pointer and thumb touching. Left pointer finger touches right elbow.
Advanced American Sign Language
Episode 10
24 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Middle-aged man looks up to side with bemused expression on his face as he gestures with hands.
Advanced American Sign Language
Episode 2
30 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Senior woman with short, white hair and glasses smiles as she signs with one hand in front of the other.
Advanced American Sign Language
Episode 4
29 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Girl faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young man speaking to camera. Caption. The 3 pigs were, went to go build a house.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 1
32 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Boy faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young man speaking to camera. Caption. There's a lot of bad kids who influence you.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 2
40 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Girl faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young man speaking to camera. Caption. I started Lafayette Elementary and met many new friends.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 3
39 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a man speaking to camera. Caption. And so, uh, 2, no the 3 boys.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 4
30 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman faces camera and uses sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young girl speaking to camera. Caption. The capital city was Athens.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 5
28 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man gestures towards camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a woman holding up a model heart. Caption. Can pump blood all the way through your body.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 6
54 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman gestures towards camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows another woman smiling at camera. Caption. They didn't know she was deaf until they'd seen me signing.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 7
1 hours 46 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

Viewer Comments

  • Tiny default profile photo
    Jeannette T. (lakewood , WA)
    January 17th, 2021 at 07:07 PM

    This is a great video to review and understand how idioms are signed

  • Tiny default profile photo
    Gail M. (Charlotte, NC)
    June 19th, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    I loved it and will watch again! The interpreters offer more than one interpretation for each idiom - awesome!

  • Tiny default profile photo
    Tracy W. (Goshen, IN)
    April 1st, 2020 at 10:26 AM

    Great review and learning of idioms.

  • Tiny default profile photo
    NANCY P. (ABILENE, TX)
    May 3rd, 2017 at 08:29 AM

    This video is top notch! I recommend watching it especially those interpreting in the school system! Nancy

  • Tiny default profile photo
    NANCY P. (ABILENE, TX)
    May 1st, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    This particular title: English Idioms: Program #6A: Transliterating & Interpreting English Idioms, is first-rate in learning and comparing signed English with American Sign Language. I whole-heartedly recommend this video to watch personally as well as to share with your fellow co-workers. The vast array of signs that you may be unfamiliar with will astound you!

  • Tiny default profile photo
    SUZANNE T. (DECATUR, GA)
    March 2nd, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    Exceptional training tool