A list of Mando'a phrases
Terms in this set (56)
Aliit ori'shya tal'din
"Family is more than blood."
a fresh start or clean slate; Literally: "white fie
"Need a hand?"
Copaani mirshmure'cye, vod?
"Are you looking for a smack in the face, mate?"
"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."
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."
Literally: "Fill your boots"; used colloquially to mean "eat your fill"
"tired and emotional", euphemism for "drunk"
"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"
"Suck it up!"
"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!"
"Cheers!" Can also mean "Hang in there" or "Come back safely."; Literally a command: "Stay alive!"
Mando'ad draar digu
"A Mandalorian never forgets"
"You've got the right stuff."
"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
"Dung for brains"
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"
"Put your back into it!" or "Try harder!"
"Don't mess with me..."; extremely strong warning likely to be followed by violence
"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
"All helmet, no head."—Mandalorian insult for someone with an overdeveloped sense of authority.
"It's the truth, I swear—no bull."
The six tenets of Mandalorian culture
"Just in case"
Goodbye; Literally: "Maybe we'll meet again"
"Hello!"; Literally: "So you're still alive."
"Who's watching your back?"
"Calm down" or "take it easy"
"Go away!" (Obscene)
Verd ori'shya beskar'gam.
"A warrior is more than his armor"
"thank you"; Literally: "I accept a debt"