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Mando'a is the language of the Mandalorians.





Verbs

  • a'den - rage
  • aranar - defend
  • atiniir - to endure, to stick with, to tough it out
  • baatir - to care, to worry about
  • betenor - to sigh
  • brokar - to beat
  • cuyir - to be, to exist
  • dinuir - to give
  • duraanir - scorn, hold in contempt
  • duumir - to allow
  • ganar - to have, possess
  • hettir - burn
  • hibirar - learn
  • hukaatir - to cover
  • jehaatir - lie, untruth
  • jorhaa'ir - speak, talk
  • jorso'ran - shall bear (archaic imperative form)
  • jurir - bear arms, to carry something
  • jurkadir - attack, threaten, mess with;
  • kar'taylir - to know, hold in the heart
  • k'uur - Hush!
  • liser - to be able to, can
  • motir - stand
  • narir - to act, do, or put
  • naritir - insert, place, or put
  • nau'ur - light up, illuminate
  • nau'ur kad - to forge; Literally: light up a saber
  • nynir - to hit, to strike
  • oya - Literally: Let's hunt! Colloquially adapted as a positive and triumphant cheer with potential meanings including "Stay alive!", "Go you!", and simply "Cheers!"
  • parjir - to win, to be victorious
  • shabiir - screw up
  • shereshoy - a lust for life
  • shukur - to break
  • susulur - to hear, to listen
  • takisir - to insult
  • Tal'galar - to spill blood, to bleed
  • trattok'o - to fall, to fail, or collapse
  • udesiir - to relax, to rest, to be peaceful
  • usen'ye - rudest way to tell someone to go away; utilizes the same root as osik
  • verborir - to buy, to hire, to contract
  • vorer - to accept

Adjectives and AdverbsEdit

  • adenn - merciless
  • aruetyc - foreign, or even traitorous, but generally "not Mandalorian"
  • atin - stubborn or persistent
  • briikase - happy
  • bantov - nevertheless
  • dar - no longer
  • darasuum - eternal or eternally, forever
  • di'kutla - foolish, idiotic
  • dral - bright
  • dralshy'a - stronger, brighter
  • ge'tal - red
  • hettyc - burning
  • hut'uunla - cowardly
  • iviin'yc - fast, quickly
  • jate - good
  • jatne - best
  • kandosii - indomitable, ruthless; used colloquially as noble or classy as well; awesome
  • mesh'la - beautiful
  • mirdala - clever
  • naast - destroyer
  • ne'tra - black
  • nuhunla or nuh'la - funny
  • ori - big, extreme, very
  • racin - pale
  • shabla - screwed up
  • shuk'la - crushed or broken
  • solus - one, alone, individual, vulnerable
  • sol'yc - first
  • talyc - bloody or bloodstained; can also be used to refer to meat cooked rare
  • teroch - pitiless
  • tome - together
  • troch - certainly (archaic)
  • ures - without, lacking

NounsEdit

  • aaray - pain
  • aay'han - bittersweet moment of mourning and joy; "remembering and celebration"
  • abesh - east
  • abiik - air
  • adade - personnel
  • adate - people, persons
  • adiik - child aged 3 to 13
  • ad'ika - kid, lad, boy, sweetie, darling, son, daughter, child
  • ad - sons, daughters, child
  • ade - children
  • agol - living tissue, meat, muscle; flesh of an animal or human; "flesh and blood"
  • aka - mission
  • akaan - war
  • akaan'ade - army
  • akaata - battalion
  • akalenedat - hard contact
  • alii'gai - flag, colors
  • aliik - sigil, or symbol on armor
  • aliit - family, clan, tribe
  • alor - leader, chief, "officer", constable, boss
  • alor'ad - captain
  • aloriya - capital; Literally: "Head City"
  • alor'uus - corporal
  • al'verde - commander
  • anade - everyone or everybody
  • aran - guard
  • araniik - cordon
  • ara'nov - defense
  • arasuum - stagnation
  • arpat - seed
  • aru'e - enemy
  • aruetii - outsider or traitor; colloquially a "non-Mandalorian"
  • ash'ad - someone else
  • baar - body
  • baarpir - sweat
  • baar'ur - medic
  • ba'buir - grandparent
  • ba'jur - education, training
  • balac - opportunity
  • bas neral - coarse grain used for animal fodder and brewing, generally thought unfit to eat
  • ba'vodu - aunt or uncle
  • behot - a citrus-flavored herb, antiseptic, and mild stimulant
  • beroya - bounty hunter
  • bes'bavar - cavalry
  • besbe - a slang term for kit
  • besbe'trayce - weapons
  • bes'bev - Mandalorian flute capable of being used in combat
  • be'senaar - missile
  • beskad - slightly curved saber of Mandalorian iron
  • beskar - Mandalorian iron
  • beskar'ad - droid; Literally: "child of iron"
  • beskar'gam - armor; Literally: "iron skin"
  • bes'laar - music
  • be'sol - priority
  • besom - ill-mannered lout, unhygienic person, someone with no manners
  • Bes'uliik - Basilisk war droid; Literally: "iron beast"
  • beten - sigh
  • bev - needle, spike
  • beviin - lance
  • bevik - stick
  • bic - it
  • bines - stack
  • birgaan - backpack
  • birikad - baby carrying harness
  • buir - parent
  • burc'ya - friend
  • buy'ce - helmet; Colloquially: pint, bucket
  • ca - night
  • cabur - protector or guardian
  • chakaar - thief, petty criminal, scumbag; Literally: "grave robber"; general term of abuse
  • Coruscanta - Coruscant
  • Cuy'val Dar - "those who no longer exist"
  • cyar'ika - darling, beloved, sweetheart
  • cyar'tomade - fans or supporters
  • dar'buir - no longer a parent
  • dar'jetii - Literally: no longer a Jedi; colloquial for Sith or Dark Jedi
  • dar'manda - a state of being "not Mandalorian"; not an outsider, but one who has lost his heritage, and so his identity and soul
  • dar'yaim - a hell, a place you want to forget
  • dha - dark
  • di'kut - fool, idiot, useless individual; context-dependent: can mean jerk, moron, etc.
  • droten - people
  • entye - debt
  • gal - ale or alcohol
  • gayi'kaab - radio
  • gett - nut
  • gihaal - fish-meal
  • gra'tua - revenge, vengeance
  • hut'uun - coward
  • haran - hell; Literally: destruction, cosmic annihilation
  • ibi'tuur - today
  • jai'galaar - shriek-hawk
  • Jetii - Jedi
  • Jetii'kad - Lightsaber; Literally: "Sword of (the) Jedi"
  • Jetiise - plural form of "Jedi", can also be used for "Republic"
  • kad - saber
  • kal - knife
  • kama - belt-spat
  • Kaminii - Kaminoan
  • kando - importance, weight
  • ka'ra - stars
  • ka'rta - heart or soul
  • ke'gyce - command, order
  • kom'rk - gauntlet
  • kot - strength
  • kote - glory, might
  • kov'nyn - headbutt, Keldabe kiss
  • kyr'am - death
  • Kyr'tsad - Death Watch; Literally: "Death Society"
  • Mand'alor - "sole ruler", leader of the Mandalorians
  • Manda'yaim - the planet Mandalore
  • Mando'ad - Mandalorian; Literally: "Son/Daughter of Mandalore"
  • mar'eyce - discovery
  • mirshe - brain
  • mir'shupur - brain injury
  • net'ra - black
  • net'ra gal - black ale
  • Niktose - Nikto
  • norac - back
  • orar - thunder
  • or'dinii - moron or fool
  • ori'ramikad - Supercommando
  • ori'vod - big brother/sister, special friend
  • osik - dung (Impolite)
  • parjai - victory
  • prudii - shadow
  • rang - ash
  • riduur - partner, spouse, husband/wife
  • runi - soul; only used poetically
  • shabuir - extreme insult - "jerk", but much stronger
  • shebs - backside, rear, butt
  • shereshoy - a lust for life
  • shig - a hot, tea-like beverage
  • shuk'orok - crushgaunt
  • tal - blood
  • tihaar - an alcoholic drink; a strong, clear spirit made from fruit
  • tor - justice
  • tra - starfield, space
  • tracinya - flame
  • tracyn - fire
  • troan - face
  • tsad - alliance, group, organization
  • tuur - day
  • uj'alayi - a very dense, very sweet cake made from crushed nuts, dried fruit and spices, and then soaked in a sticky scented syrup called uj'jayl. Simplified as uj cake.
  • uj'ayl- a sticky scented syrup
  • vencuyot - future
  • verd - soldier or warrior
  • vhett - farkmer
  • vod - brother, sister, comrade
  • Vongese - Yuuzhan Vong
  • werda - shadows (archaic)

PhrasesEdit

  • Aliit ori'shya tal'din - "Family is more than blood."
  • Ba'slan shev'la. - "Strategic disappearance."
  • Cin vhetin - a fresh start or clean slate; Literally: "white field"
  • Copaani gaan? - "Need a hand?"
  • Copaani mirshmure'cye, vod? - "Are you looking for a smack in the face, mate?"
  • Cui ogir’olar - "it’s irrelevant" 
  • Gar serim - "Yes, you’re right." or "That's it."
  • Gar taldin ni jaonyc; gar sa buir, ori'wadaas'la. - "Nobody cares who your father was, only the father you'll be."
  • Gedet'ye - "Please"
  • Haar'chak - "Damn it!"
  • Haat, Ijaa, Haa'it - "Truth, Honor, Vision"—said when sealing a pact
  • Haatyc or'arue jate'shya ori'sol aru'ike nuhaatyc - "Better one big enemy that you can see than many small ones you can't."
  • Haili cetare! - Literally: "Fill your boots"; used colloquially to mean "eat your fill"
  • Haryc b'aalyc - "tired and emotional", euphemism for "drunk"
  • Hukaat'kama - "Watch my back"
  • Ib'tuur jatne tuur ash'ad kyr'amur. - "Today is a good day for someone else to die."
  • Jatnese be te jatnese - "The best of the best"
  • K'atini! - "Suck it up!"
  • Kandosii! - "Nice one!" or "Well done!"
  • Kaysh guur' skraan - "He loves his food."—said of someone who has a healthy appetite
  • Kaysh mirsh solus - "He's an idiot"; Literally: "His brain cell's lonely."
  • Ke barjurir gar'ade, jagyc'ade kot'la a dalyc'ade kotla'shya. - "Train your sons to be strong but your daughters to be stronger."
  • Ke nu'jurkadir sha Mando'ade! - "Don't mess with Mandalorians!"
  • Ke'pare! - "Wait!"
  • K'oyacyi! - "Cheers!" Can also mean "Hang in there" or "Come back safely."; Literally a command: "Stay alive!"
  • K'uur - "Hush!"
  • Mando'ad draar digu - "A Mandalorian never forgets"
  • Mandokarla - "You've got the right stuff."
  • Mar'e - "At last!"; an expression of relief
  • Mhi solus tome, mhi solus dar'tome, mhi me'dinui an, mhi ba'juri verde - "We are one when together. we are one when parted. We will share all. We will raise warriors."—Mandalorian marriage vows
  • Mir'osik - "Dung for brains"
  • Mirsh'kyramud - a boring person; Literally: "brain killer"
  • Mishuk gotal'u meshuroke, pako kyore. - "Pressure makes gems, ease makes decay."
  • Munit tome'tayl, skotah iisa - "Long memory, short fuse"
  • Nar dralshy'a - "Put your back into it!" or "Try harder!"
  • Ne shab'rud'ni... - "Don't mess with me..."; extremely strong warning likely to be followed by violence
  • Ner vod - "my brother/sister"; colloquially also "my friend"
  • Ni dinu ner gaan naakyc, jorcu ni nu copaani kyr'amur ner vod - Honor my offer of truce, for I would not willingly shed my brother's blood.
  • Ni kar'tayl gai sa'ad - "I know your name as my child"; Mandalorian adoption vow
  • Ni kar'tayl gar darasuum - "I love you."
  • Ni su'cuyi, gar kyr'adyc, ni partayli, gar darasuum - "I'm still alive, but you are dead. I remember you, so you are eternal"—Daily remembrance of those passed on, followed by the names of those being remembered
  • Nu kyr'adyc, shi taab'echaaj'la - "Not gone, merely marching far away"—; Mandalorian phrase for the departed
  • Ori'buyce, kih'kovid. - "All helmet, no head."—Mandalorian insult for someone with an overdeveloped sense of authority.
  • Ori'haat - "It's the truth, I swear—no bull."
  • Ori'jate - "Very good"
  • Resal'nare - The six tenets of Mandalorian culture
  • Ret'lini - "Just in case"
  • Ret'urcye mhi - Goodbye; Literally: "Maybe we'll meet again"
  • Su cuy'gar! - "Hello!"; Literally: "So you're still alive."
  • Su cuy'gar! Ni slanar Hoth o'r Star Tours me'sen. - "Hello! I am going to Hoth in the great Star Tours ship."
  • Su'cuy! - Hi!
  • Tion'ad hukaat'kama? - "Who's watching your back?"
  • Udesii - "Calm down" or "take it easy"
  • Usenye - "Go away!" (Obscene)
  • Verd ori'shya beskar'gam. - "A warrior is more than his armor"
  • Vor entye - "thank you"; Literally: "I accept a debt"
  • Vor'e - "thanks"

Other wordsEdit

  • aa', or al - but
  • an - all
  • ashi - other
  • ast - itself
  • bah - to
  • bal - and
  • be - of
  • cuun - our
  • elek - yes
  • 'lek - yeah
  • gar - you, your
  • haar - the; used rarely
  • ibic - this
  • juaan - beside, next to
  • kaysh - him/her, his/hers, he/she
  • lo - into
  • meg - which, what, that, who
  • meh - if
  • mhi - we
  • nayc - no
  • ner - my
  • ni - I
  • par - for
  • ra - or
  • ru - past-tense prefix
  • sa - as, like
  • te - the
  • teh - from
  • ti - with
  • tion'ad - who?
  • vaii - where
  • val - they, theirs
  • ven - future-tense prefix

NumbersEdit

  • solus - one
  • t'ad - two
  • ehn - three
  • cuir - four
  • rayshe'a - five
  • resol - six
  • e'tad - seven
  • sh'ehn - eight
  • she'cu - nine
  • ta'raysh - ten
  • olan - hundred
  • ta'raysholan - thousand

ColorsEdit

  • sal - color
  • ge'tal - red
  • kebiin- blue
  • shi'yayc - yellow
  • vorpan- green
  • ve'vut - gold
  • saviin - violet
  • daryc - brown
  • ne'tra - black
  • cin - white
  • genet - gray

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