New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Signs
Alphabetical lists of common letters and words.
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about absolute location accelerating achievement acid action actions add add(2) add(maths) adult aeroplane after afternoon again age agree air alive all Alpine Skiing alpine skiing alright aluminium always ambulance amen Amen an(2) and and(2) Andy anger angle angry animal animals ankle ant antelope anxious any Anya anywhere apostrophe apple appointment April april are(2) area Argentina arm aroha around arrow art as as(2) ask ask me ask to asleep athlete Athletics ATMmachine atmosphere Auckland August aunt Australia automobile autumn average awake away awesome axe
baabaa baa baa baby baby bottle back back(2) back(from) back(going) backward bacon bad Badminton bag bake Bakery balance ball balloon balloon(2) balloons banana band bandage bandsaw bank Bank barbeque bargain bark base basin basket Basketball bath bathroom battery beach Beach volleyball beads beads(string) beak bean beans bear beater beautiful beautiful(2) beautiful(face) be careful because bed bedroom bee beer beetle before begin behind(stand) bell Bella bells gone Ben bench be sensible beside(stand) better bettle between bicycle big big(tall) big box bigger biggest bike Billy bin(square) Bingo bird birds birthday biscuit black blackberries blanket bleeding Blenheim bless blizzard block blocks blood blow(whale) blows up blue blunt board boat boats body boil boiling point bone book bookcase books boot boots bore bored boss manager bottle bottom bounce bowl bowling bowls bowtie bow tie box boy boys brain brake branch brass brave Brazil bread break breakfast breeze bridge bring bronze medal broom brother brown brush bubbles bucket budgie build building(blocks) bulldozer bump bun burger burning bus bush bus stop but butter butterfly button buttons buy by(stand) bye
cake calf called came camel can Canada canoeing can opener cap capital letter car caravan car crash card card(2) careful car engines car park carpenter carrot carry cash castle cat catalyst catch catch(fish) caterpillar cat flap cats cent centimetre centre cents ceremony chair chairs change change(2) cheap check cheek cheese cheetah chemical change Chemist chest chicken chicks Chief child children chimney chin china China Chinese chip chisel chocolate choose choosing chop Christchurch church circle clamp clapping class classroom claws clean cleaning cleaning(floor) clever cliff climate climb climb(hill) climbing clock close(chest) close (chest) close(door) close (door) close by closed closer closet clothes cloud clown cluck cluck clue clutch coat Cochlear cochlear coffee coffee table cold cold(head) colon colour colours comb combustion come come back come back here come down come here comein come in come in(animal) come on comes comes down come up coming coming down comma communicate community compete competition computer concentrate confused constipated continent cook cookie cooking cool copper corn corner cornflakes corrigated iron cost cot couch cough counsellor count cousin cover (bed) cover(bed) cow cowboy crab cracker crane crawl crawling crayon cried cried(out) crocodile Cross Country Skiing crossing cry crying cube culture cup cupboard cupcakes Curling curly(hair) curtain curtains cushion cut cut(2) cut (saw) cut(saw) cut(scissors) cycle Cycling
dad Dairy dance danger dark dark green dash daughter day day after day days dead deaf Deaf Achievement Deaf Culture Deaf participation dearlord December decrease deer demonstrate density deposit desk dessert dew diagram diarrhoea different difficult dig digger digging digs(dog) dining room dinner dinosaur direction dirt dirty disappointed dish dissolving distance diversity dizzy doctor Doctor's Surgery Doctors Surgery dog dogs doll doll(2) dollar dollars dolphin don't be silly don't be silly don't eat it don't eat it don't fight don't fight don't like don't like don't move don't move don't need don't run don't run don't want donkey door door(car) doors(sliding) dotted line dough down down here down hill downstairs down to dragon Drama drapes draw drawers dress dressing up dress up dress up(2) drill(hand) drill (hand) drill (power) drill(power) drink drinking drive drive shaft driving drop dropped in drum dry dryer duck duckling Dunedin dust
ear ears(rabbit) earth East Easter easy eat eating eats edge egg Egypt eight eighteen elbow electric elephant eleven Ella embarrass emergency Emma emotions empathy empty end endothermic engine engine idling England enough enquire envious environment equity Erin escalator event everyday everything exact excellence excited exclamation mark excuse me exothermic eye eyebrow
face facebook face cloth fall fall down falling falling(2) family fan fantastic far farm farmer fast fast car fat father feather feather(2) february February feelings fence fever fifteen fifth fight Fiji file find fine finger finish fire fire engine fireman first first one first then fish fishing fishing(net) fishing(net2) fit five fix flannel flat flea flood floor flour flower flower pot flu fly fly(2) fly(helicopter) flying fox foal fog follow follow(car) food foot football for for(2) force force(2) forest forget forgot fork fork(2) for me forward four fourteen fourth fox France free fresh friction friday Friday fridge friend frightened frog from frost fruit frustrated fry frypan full full stop funny
g-clamp game garage garden gas gate gclamp gears Geographer geographer geography Geography Germany get get me get me the milk get out ghost gifts giraffe girl girls Gisborne give give me give way give you glass glasses globe gloves glow glue go go(2) go(on) go-kart goat goats go away goes goes(in-on) goes(in on) goes away goes here go here going going down going up gold gold fish gold medal golf gone good good afternoon good boy goodbye good friend good girl good morning good night good thinking gorilla got granddad grandfather grandma grandmother granny grapes grass grasshopper grater great work green grey Greymouth grid grill grinder groceries ground ground view group grow Grrr guests guinea pig gumboots gym
hacksaw had HaHa hail hair hairbrush hair brush hairdressers half half(2) half past hall ham hamburger Hamilton hammer hand hand-drill Hand ball hand brake hand drill handle hang hanging hanging(2) Hanna Hannah happy hard Harry has hat have he head headache headlights healthy hearing hearing(2) hearingaid hearing aid heart heater heavy he comes hedgehog height helicopter hello help helping help me help you hen hens her here here comes here comes(above) here is here is(2) here you are hi hid hide hiding high-chair high chair hill him hip hippo his hit(ball) hold hold(2) hole hole(road) holiday home home time honey hop hopping horizontal horn horse horse riding hose hospital hot hot chips hotchips hour house how how are you how are you(2) how many how much money? how old hundred hungry hurry up hurt hurt(2) husband hyphen
I'm fine I'm good I(me) ice icecream ice cubes Ice Hockey I come idea if I like it I like that ill I love you I love you(2) Im Im fine Im good in incorrect increase independence India indicator indicators individual individual responsibility inflate in front(stand) in here injection insect inside integrity interaction interpreter interval into into(hole) Invercargill ipad Iran Ireland iron ironing board island Israel it italy Italy itchy
Jack jacket jail Jake jam jam(2) James January january Japan jeans jelly jersey jig-saw jig saw job Joe join Jojo joke judo jug juice July jump jump down jumper jumping jump up June jungle
Kaikoura kangaroo Karate Karl Kate Katie keep going kettle key key(legend) key legend kick kicked kid kidding kind kindergarten kindy king Kingfisher kiss kitchen kitchen scales kite kitten kitty kitty cat kiwi knee knife know
ladders ladybird lake lake(2) lamb lamp landforms language last last one late later latitude laugh laughing laundry lawn lawn mower lazy lead leaf learn leave leg lego lemon lemonade length less lets letter letter(2) letter(alphabet) level library lick lid lie down lift light light(colour) light blue lightning like like(is like) liked Lily lime limp line line up lion lips list listening little little(2) little(person) living room lizard location lock log lollies lolly long long(hair) longitude long time no see look look at lookat look at me look down looked looked after(2) looked at looked back looked down looked for looked up look for look in looking looking after looking down looking for looking in looking up look out! looks looks down looks up look up Lord loses lost loud lounge love lucky lunch lunch time
machine mad made magazine make making Malaysia mall Mall(2) mallet man maori maori teacher map March margarine mark market marmite match match(to) Matt Matthew mattress Max May McDonalds me meal mean measure tape meat medal medicine meet melt melting point melt the butter meow mess message metal metre Mexico microwave mid day middle milk million Milo mine minute mirror mirror(2) miss(2) mist mix mobile Monday money monkey month moo moo moon mop more morning morning tea moth mother motion motor motorbike motorway mountain Mountain Biking mouse mouth move movie Movie Theatre Mr(2) Mrs(2) mud mum mumps music my myself my turn
nail nail punch name nana Napier natural natural veg region naughty near nearer neck need needle neighbour Nelson nephew nest netball neutralization never new New Plymouth newresl newresn newress New Zealand next week nibble nice Nick Nico niece night nine nineteen no noise none noon north nose not not coming nothing notice not now later not yet November now nowhere number number plate nurse nut nut(2) nzsl
oblique view ocean October octopus off office often oh oh no oil oink oink ok okay old Olympic on on(2) on(hook) on(stand) on(sun) on(switch) one one more onion open(chest) open(door) operation opossum opposite opposites or orange orange(fruit) orientation orienteering our out outdoors outside oven over overtake overtake(2) owl
packet paddling pool paint paint brush painting painting(face) paints Pakistan PalmerstonNorth Palmerston North panda pants paper parade parallel parents park park(car) parrot participation partner party pass(ball) past pasta path peanut butter peas peeler pegs pen pencil pencil case penguin pens people perfect person pet petrol petrol can pets Pharmacy phone photo physical change Physical Geography physical properties pick pick up picnic picnic(2) picnic2 picture pie pie(2) pig pile pill pillow pink pirate pizza place plan plane plant plaster plastic plate play play dough played playground playhouse play house playing playtime play time play tunnel please pliers plug pocket pole police police car Police car Police Station poor pop Poppa possum post Post Shop pot potato potato chips pot plant pour pour it(water) pour it in the bowl powder pram precipitation preschool prescription present press pretend price pride pride in NZ pride in school pride in self Prince principal pudding puddle pull puppy purple purse push put put on puzzle pygamas
quack quack quack quarter past quarter to queen Queen Queenstown question question mark questions queue quick quickly quiet quilt quote marks
rabbit raccoon race Rachel radiator rain rainbow rainy raisons rake ran ran after ran after(animal) ran away ran down Rani ran into ran up & down rasp reaction read reading ready receipt recipe red reduce refrigerator region relative location relax relaxed remember rescue respect respect diversity respect environment respect others responsibility reverse rhinoceros rice rich ride ride(2) ride(horse) ride-on ride on ride on(2) right risky river road road works robot rock rocket roll roll (dough) roll(dough) roller rolling pin roof roof rack room rooster root rope Rotorua rough roundabout row rowing rubber-eraser rubber eraser rubbish rubbish bin rug rugby ruler rules run running running(2) running after runs(animal) runs away runs away(2) Russia Russian rusting
sad sad(2) safe said sail sailor salad sale Sally Sam same Samoa sand sand castle sand paper sandpit sand pit sandwich Sandy sat sat down Saturday sausage saw scale scales scared scarf school school bag school time science scissors scivvy scooter Scotland screw screwdriver sea sea horse seal sea lion sea snail seat belt seaweed second see see-saw seed seek sees see saw see you sell semi-colon September seven seventeen sh shake shampoo shape share shark sharp she shed sheep sheet she give me shelf shell shellfish shield ship shirt shock absorber shoe shoes shoo shoo! Shooting shop shopping shops short short(hair) shorts shoulder shout shouted shovel show shower shrimp shrub shut(chest) shut(door) sick sign silly silver silver medal sing singing sink sister sit sit down six sixteen size skateboard skiing skin skipping sky sleep sleeping slide sliding slip slippers slow car slow down slowly slug small smell smile smooth snacks snail snake sneeze snow snowball Snowboard snowman so soap soccer socks sofa soft sold some someone sometimes son sore sorry soup south South Africa spaceship spade spade(small) spaghetti Spain spanner speak special spectacles spectator spectators speech speed spend spider spikes splash(out) splash(up) spoon spread spring Spring sprinkled sprinkler square square(shape) squirrel stadium staffroom stairs stand stand up staple stapler(hand) star starfish start state liquid state solid stay stayed stayed(2) stay there steak steering wheel steering wheel step steps stereo sticks stingray stir stir the mix stomach stone stop storm straight straight(hair) straw strawberry street strength stroller strong stupid substance success sugar suit summer Summer sun Sunday sun down sun hats supermarket Supermarket surprise surprised sweater sweat shirt sweat shirt(hooded) Sweden sweet swim swimming swimming togs swing swinging swinging(rope) Switzerland
t-shirt table Table tennis Taekwondo tail tail(2) take takeaway takeaways take from take to talking tall tan tape measure taps tasty taupo Taupo Tauranga taxi taxi(2) taxi van tea teach teacher teacher aid team teaspoon technician teddy teenager teeth telephone television tell me tell to temperature ten Tennis tent test text Thailand thank you that thats good thats right thats wrong the(2) their them then there thermometer these they thick things think third thirsty thirteen thirty this this(2) thisfood those thousand three through throw thumb thunder Thursday tie Tiffy tiger Tim Timaru time tin tin opener tiny tired to toast today toe toilet toilet paper Tom tomatoes tomato sauce tomorrow tongue tonight too too big tool box toolbox too little toothbrush toothpaste top tortoise towel tower town tow truck toy toy box toytown track tractor traffic traffic jam(2) traffic lights trailer train train track tram trampoline trash tray treasure treasure hunt tree tree(2) trees triangle tricks trolley trouble trousers truck try tshirt tub Tuesday tummy tunnel tunnel(play) turn turn left turn on turn right turn the oven on turtle TV twelve twenty twenty-eight twenty-five twenty-four twenty-nine twenty-one twenty-seven twenty-six twenty-three twenty-two two tyre
ugly umbrella uncle uncomfortable under under(lie) underground underpants understand unfair unicorn unlock up up(animal) up(birds) up(moon) up(sun) up on hill upset upstairs up to urgent us USA use
vacation vacuum cleaner vadec valley van van Asch vase vegetables vegetation vehicles venue vertical vertical view Vet Vet(2) vibration video Vietnam view(ground) view(oblique) view(vertical) village violin vision visit volcano volleyball volunteer vomit
wait Waiting Room wake up walk walking wall wallet Wanganui want wardrobe warm wash wash(2) wash(dish) wash hands washing washing machine washing powder wash the dish wash your hands watch watch(wrist) watch out water wave waves way we we(2) wealthy weather wedding Wednesday weed week weekend weet-bix weigh weight lifting welcome well done Wellington went went on West wet whale Whangarei what what's wrong wheel wheel barrow wheelchair when where which whirlwind whirr whiskers whistle white white line who who(2) who did it? why width wife will win wind winder window wine wing winners winning winter wipe wipers wipe the table wire with withdrawl WOF wolf woman women wonderful wood woof woof woof word work workers working world worm worried wow wrap wrestling wrist write writing wrong
yacht yam yap yawning year yell yellow yellow line yes yesterday yo-yo yoghurt you young young boy young girl your youre so clever yours yourself your turn youth yummy yumyum yum yum
Zac zebra zero zip zoo zoo(2) zoom
NZSL video clips
for common Signs
at School and at Home.
Signs In And Around The School includes signs for: "Things in the classroom", Basic commands for teachers, "How do I say?", Buildings around the school, School subjects.
go to > Signs In And Around The School
Signs In And Around The Home includes signs for: "How do I say?", Rooms in the House, Things inside and outside the House.
go to > Signs In And Around The Home
New Zealand Sign Language Dictionary -
We also have printed sheets of signs -
Alphabet, Actions, Animals, Bathroom, Bedroom, Body, Classroom, Clothing, Colours, Cooking, Days And Months, Driving & Transport, Feelings, Food And Drink, Garage, Gardening, Geography, Gestures, Health Care, Kitchen, Laundry, Living Room, New Zealand Place Names, Numbers, Outdoor Places & Things, People/Family, Physical Education, Positive Things To Sign, Preschool, Questions, School Playground, Sea Life, Shopping, Sports, Survival Signs For Teachers, Time, Toys, Tramping / Outdoor Education, Vehicles, Weather, Workshop, World Countries.
And a pocket sized 'Mini Handbook' featuring 640 common signs.
To order: go to resource list in 'Online Shop' drop-down menu > 'NZSL/Deaf Studies Resources'