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price, cost, charge, how much

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1644 how-much1a
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As a Noun: 1. The amount of money you must pay in order to buy something. English = price, cost. 2. The amount of money you must pay in order to buy something, especially a service rather than a thing. English = charge. As Question: 1. Used to ask the amount of money that must be paid in order to buy something. English = How much?

age, how old, what age, aged

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1618 how-old
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As a Noun: 1. The number of years that you have lived. English = age. As Modifier: 1. Used next to a number sign to mean someone has that particular number of years in age. English = (be) aged. As Question: 1. Used to ask the number of years a person has lived. English = how old, what age.

quantity, number, mark, how many, several, many

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1668 number1a
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As a Noun: 1. An amount of something that you can measure or count. English = quantity, number. 2. Any of the signs such as 'two', 'nine' or 'eleven', or the symbols such as 1, 2, or 47. You use them to say how many things you are referring to or where something comes in a series. English = number. 3. A number a teacher or examiner gives your work to indicate how good or bad your work is. English = mark. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To be a number or quantity of things which is more than just one or two but also not a very large number. English = (be) several, (be) many. Idiomatic English = (be) a number of. As Question: 1. Used at the beginning of a sentence to ask a question about the number of things involved in something. English = how many.

what, that, which

Auslan SignbankDictionary#519 what1a
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Interactive: 1. Used alone to ask people what they are talking about, especially if you suspect it has something to do with you. English = 'What?', 'What was that?' and so on. As Modifier: 1. Often used immediately after a noun and before a descriptive phrase or clause which gives further information about the first noun. English = that, which. Non-standard English = what. As Question: 1. Used at the beginning, end, or at both the beginning and the end of sentences when you are asking for information about something. English = what.

when, while, during

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1635 when
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As Modifier: 1. Used to introduce an expression of time that specifies the time at which something happens. English = when, while, during. As Question: 1. Used to ask questions about the time at which things happen. Found at the beginning, end or at both the beginning and end of the question. English = when.

whereabouts, location, where

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1876 where1a
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As a Noun: 1. The place where a person or thing is. English = whereabouts, location. As Modifier: 1. Used before a phrase or clause that specifies or refers to the place in which something is situated or happens. English = where, the place in which. As Question: 1. Used at the beginning, end or at both the beginning and end of a sentence to ask a question about the place something is in, or is coming from, or is going to. English = where.

either, which, or

Auslan SignbankDictionary#4548 which1a
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As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To be any one of two possible alternatives, choices or answers. English = (be) either. As Modifier: 1. Used to link two alternatives, to give a second alternative, or to introduce a comment which corrects or modifies something you have just said. English = or. As Question: 1. Used to ask questions when there are two or more possible answers or alternatives. English = which?

who, whom, whose

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1006 who.NTH
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As Modifier: 1. Used immediately after a noun and before a verb to make absolutely clear that the person or thing named in the noun is the actor of the action named in the verb. English = who. 2. Used immediately after a noun and before another noun followed by a verb to mean that the first noun has the action of the verb done to it by the second noun. English = whom. As Question: 1. Used at the beginning, end, or at both beginning and end, of a sentence to ask questions about someone's name or the identify of the person who performs the action of the verb in the sentence, or undergoes the action. English = who, whom. 2. Used immediately next to a noun to ask questions about the name or identity of the person that the thing belongs to or relates to. English = whose. Note: 1. Community feedback and evidence from the Auslan Corpus shows that this northern dialect sign for ‘school’ is now quite rare. Most Auslan signers use the other sign listed in Auslan Signbank for the keyword ‘who’.

why, because, since, as, cause, reason

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3599 why-because1a
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As a Noun: 1. The thing that makes an event happen. English = cause. 2. The fact or situation which explains why something happens or exists. English = reason. As Modifier: 1. Used to link or join two sentences of which the second is the reason or cause of the event or events described in the first. English = because. 2. Used to introduce the reason, cause or explanation of something. English = because, since, as. As Question: 1. Used alone or at the beginning, end, or at both the beginning and end, of a sentence to ask about the reason or cause of something. English = why. 2. Often used with WHAT to ask for the reason you have been asked or ordered to do something when you are reluctant to do it. English = 'What's the reason?', 'What for?'

why

Auslan SignbankDictionary#481 why.BSL
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As Modifier: 1. Used to link two sentences or clauses. In the second you talk about the reason for something happening in the first. An obsolete sign. English = why. As Question: 1. Used at the beginning, end or at both the beginning and end of a sentence to ask about the reason or cause of something. An obsolete sign. English = why. Augmented Meaning: 1. This sign is sometimes used by Auslan signers, but it is more commonly used by signers exposed to British Sign Language (BSL), e.g., deaf immigrants from Britain or deaf Australians who have lived in Britain for a period of time. Auslan signers use the other sign for WHY shown in this dictionary.