sign language

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
To me "sign language" and "gesture" are the same. It is enough to use either this or that but why did they go together?
"Sign language and gestures are used to communicate instead of spoken language."
Thanks very much.
 
  • Trina

    Senior Member
    Australia (English)
    To me, they mean slightly different things...
    Sign language = a complete language used by deaf people to communicate
    Gesture = a single action or movement to convey an idea
    eg :thumbsup: to mean "good"

    Both "sign language" and "gesture" are forms of communication.
     
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