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
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3 years ago

Is the facial expression required?

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AcousticGString
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3 years ago

Who ever made these up, clearly had sense of humor

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

duuuNUH duuuNUH duuuNUH

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Alexandra Lee
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3 years ago

AHHHH MA GAAAHHHHSH MAH HANDS

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

The hip-shaking is key

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Alexandra Lee
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3 years ago

"Milkshakes are especially good out of a long straw"

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

Or playing really tall bongos

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AcousticGString
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3 years ago

I feel like this is purrrrfect!

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Cathy Shift
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3 years ago

the moo really sells it

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Alexandra Lee
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3 years ago

oui oui monsieur

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Craftykit
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3 years ago

Naawwwwrrrrr raarrrrr rarrrrrrr vrerrrrr errrrrr *airplane noises*

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Mick and Lee
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3 years ago

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

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Lilya
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3 years ago

It's all in the shoulders...

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Lilya
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3 years ago

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

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Lilya
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3 years ago

Help me I can't breathe oh god.

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Alexandra Lee
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3 years ago

*dramatically plays piano chord*

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Paula Alvarez Alvarez
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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Cathy Shift
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3 years ago

the single most useful word you can learn.

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

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

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AcousticGString
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3 years ago

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

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LuckieLou
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3 years ago

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

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Daria B
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

This is wrong on so many levels.

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LizzyM
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

looks like my ex-mother in law

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Vera Deme
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3 years ago

"While dancing saw a snake"?

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Cathy Shift
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3 years ago

"how are you?" "alive"

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

"Big bear is coming to get you!"

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Lilya
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3 years ago

READY FOR THE WEEKND???

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Bacony
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2 months ago

flies do this

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Alexandra Lee
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3 years ago

"Hey, maybe, lleme tickle your feet"

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Lilya
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3 years ago

I'm so pregnant.

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Hayley Lightcap
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3 years ago

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Honestly this could've been so much worse

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Agressively playing panflute

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
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3 years ago

The look on his face makes it seem super sarcastic.

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Stephen King's clown? 🤡

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

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

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
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3 years ago

Obviously.

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Trying to clean your winshield

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Bubble gum!

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Bacony
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2 months ago

Makes sense.

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Let the bass boom!

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Ema Sklepic
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3 years ago

Somebody who created this sign really loves beer ;D

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Alexandra Lee
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3 years ago

Horns. How...appropriate.

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Such an Italian sign

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Vera Deme
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3 years ago

Your pants?

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