BSL translation services


Sign Language


Text direction


ca. 150 000

Other names

Official language

Interesting Fact

Signs in BSL can vary from city to city and region to region within the UK.


BSL is the sign language used in the UK and is the first language of about 150 000 people in the UK. Different sign languages are used everywhere around the world.

Whilst it shares many similarities with English, BSL also has many differences with regard to structure, word order and other features. For example, questions are normally formed in BSL with the question word being signed at the end, so “What is your name?” in English would become “name (you) what?” in BSL.

Sign language does not rely on signs alone. Visual cues such as facial expression are also important, as is position and movement around the body.


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