Giphy is synonymous with random, bizarre, and often funny animations. It isn't exactly known for its educational qualities. But that's about to change thanks to their recent decision to release a collection of GIFs aimed at teaching people sign language.

They come from Sign With Robert, an educational series starring actor and American Sign Language (ASL) consultant Robert DeMayo, and there are over 2,000 different GIFs to chose from. The looping GIF format is perfect for learning because you don't need to keep hitting play or repeat, and they're all easily accessible because they're all on one dedicated page. The collection currently includes simple words and phrases which were decided upon by Giphy based on the the most popular words that users searched for, but they plan to roll out more complex words in the future. Check out some of our favorites below. You might just learn a thing or two.

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varwenea 1 year ago

Is the facial expression required?

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AcousticGString 2 years ago

Who ever made these up, clearly had sense of humor

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

duuuNUH duuuNUH duuuNUH

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

AHHHH MA GAAAHHHHSH MAH HANDS

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

The hip-shaking is key

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

"Milkshakes are especially good out of a long straw"

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

Or playing really tall bongos

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AcousticGString 2 years ago

I feel like this is purrrrfect!

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Cathy Shift 2 years ago

the moo really sells it

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

oui oui monsieur

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Craftykit 2 years ago

Naawwwwrrrrr raarrrrr rarrrrrrr vrerrrrr errrrrr *airplane noises*

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Mick and Lee 1 year ago

Yes, that zit right there on your chin. Yes, there.

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Lilya 1 year ago

It's all in the shoulders...

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Lilya 1 year ago

"Yeah, it was just like an ok pancake, you know what I'm sayin?"

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Lilya 1 year ago

Help me I can't breathe oh god.

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

*dramatically plays piano chord*

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Paula Alvarez Alvarez 1 year ago

Weird. Why don't they use common signs? I can't imagine what they di to say yes. Even wasap has normal icons!

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WaffleWarrior 1 year ago

I want to chase my family now by doing this. Scare them to death. 😂

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Cathy Shift 2 years ago

the single most useful word you can learn.

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Master Markus 2 years ago

You can't just laugh? Is that confusing for deaf people?

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AcousticGString 2 years ago

If your mouth was open, this gesture would have a totally different meaning

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LuckieLou 2 years ago

So much for the "chicken" dance..... lol.

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Daria B 1 year ago

Looks more like an insult... But usually that gesture is accompained by the middle finger up in the air.

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Lilya 1 year ago

This is wrong on so many levels.

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Is that for a kid who's been naughty or an adult who is feeling a bit naughty?

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Nicole Rosandich 2 years ago

looks like my ex-mother in law

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Vera Deme 1 year ago

"While dancing saw a snake"?

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Cathy Shift 2 years ago

"how are you?" "alive"

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LizzyM 1 year ago

"Big bear is coming to get you!"

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Lilya 1 year ago

READY FOR THE WEEKND???

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Diana CrunChewy Watson 1 year ago

I get it. It's like ribbing your hands together before you get to work.

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

"Hey, maybe, lleme tickle your feet"

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Lilya 1 year ago

I'm so pregnant.

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Hayley Lightcap 1 year ago

Honestly this could've been so much worse

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Agressively playing panflute

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Diana CrunChewy Watson 1 year ago

The look on his face makes it seem super sarcastic.

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Stephen King's clown? 🤡

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Isn't that the international market sign for "we have agreed on the price"

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Diana CrunChewy Watson 1 year ago

Obviously.

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Trying to clean your winshield

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Bubble gum!

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Let the bass boom!

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Ema Sklepic 1 year ago

Somebody who created this sign really loves beer ;D

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

Horns. How...appropriate.

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Such an Italian sign

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Vera Deme 1 year ago

Your pants?

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