Sign Language Dictionary

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Nice to meet you

Nice To Meet You in Sign Language

Learn how to sign nice to meet you – everyone will be so impressed with your manners!

1. This is a three part sign. First sign nice by brushing the palms of one hand gently over the other.
2. Next sign meet. To do this, raise the pointer fingers on both hands and tuck the remaining fingers into both palms in a small circle. Bump the knuckles of the hands gently together – like two people coming up to meet.
3. To sign the word you, simply point to the person you are referencing.
4. When strung together, this sign tells a person meeting them is pleasant! Use this concept to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Practice this sign in a low-pressure environment at first. Have your child introduce herself to someone she already knows for practice, and sign nice to meet you at each greeting. This can be done with family, or at circle time in a school-type setting.
  • Teaching games can be silly and fun – line up a set of stuffed animals and dolls and use silly voices to introduce each to your child. After each creature says hello, encourage your child to sign “Nice to meet you!”

Nice to meet you. Sign nice. One palm moves nicely across the other palm. Nice! Meet. Pretend your pointers are two different people. When the come together they meet. Meet! You. Just point right at the person. You! Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you.