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Mando'a Complete Dictionary

A complete list of Mando'a words, pronunciations, and definitions...
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a, a', al: Ah
but (often al before a vowel)
aalar: AH-lar
feel
aaray: AH-ray
pain
aay'han: AY-ye-haan
bittersweet perfect moment of mourning and joy - ""remembering and celebrating""
abesh: AH-besh
east
abiik: AH-beek
air
acyk: AH-seek
between
ad: ahd
daughter
ad: ahd
son
adade: ah-DAH-day
personnel
adate: ah-DAH-tay
people, persons
ade: AH-day
children, sons, daughters
a'den: AH-den
wrath, rage
adenn: ah-DEN
merciless
ad'eta: ahd-AY-tah
twenty
adiik: AH-deek
child aged 3 to 13
ad'ika (pl. adike, not adi'kase): ah-DEE-kah
little one, son, daughter, of any age - also used informally to adults much like "lads" or "guys",
adol: AH-dohl
through
agol: AH-gohl
living tissue - meat, muscle, flesh - animal or human, "flesh and blood"
aikiyc: ai-KEESH
desperate
aka: AH-kah
mission
akaan: ah-KAHN
war
akaan'ade: AH-kahn-AH-day
army
akaanir: ah-KAH-neer
fight
akaata: ah-KAH-ta
battalion
akalenedat: ah-KAH-leh-NAY-dat
hard contact
akay, 'kay: ah-KAY
until, 'til
alii'gai: ah-LEE-gai
flag, colors
aliik: ah-LEEK
sigil, symbol on armor
aliit: ah-LEET
clan name, identity
aliit (clan): ah-LEET
family
Aliit ori'shya tal'din: Ah-LEET-or-EESH-yah-tal-DEEN
Family is more than blood. (Saying.)
Alor: ah-LOR
Chancellor
alor: ah-LOR
leader, chief, "officer", constable, boss
alor'ad: al-OHR-ahd
captain
alorir: ah-LOR-eer
lead
aloriya: alor-EE-yah
capital (lit. head city)
alor'uus: AH-lor-OOS
corporal
al'verde: AHL-vair-day
commander
am: ahm
change
an: ahn
all
anade: ah-NAH-day
everyone, everybody
anay: AH-nay
every
ani: AH-nee
total, complete
aran: AH-ran
guard
aranar: ah-RAH-nar
defend
araniik: ah-RAHN-eek
cordon
aranov: AH-rah-nov
defense
ara'novor: ah-RAH-nov
approach, stand in the way off, block
ara'novor: AH-rah-NO-vor
obstruct, defend, bockade
arasuum: ah-RAH-soom
stagnation,
arasuumir: ah-rah-soo-MEER
stagnate, remain the same
arasuum'la: ah-ra-SOOM-lah
unchanging, stagnant
arpat: AR-pat
seed
aru'e: ah-ROO-ay
enemy (noun)
aru'ela: AH-roo-AY-la
hostile, enemy (adj)
aruetii: ah-roo-AY-tee
traitor, foreigner, outsider
aruetiise: ah-roo-ay-TEE-say
traitors, foreigners, outsiders
aruetyc: AH-roo-eh-TEESH
traitorous
as...as: sah
as, like (comparative)
ash'ad: AH-shad
someone else
ash'amur: keer-AH-moor
die (esp. violently in battle)
ashi: AH-shee
other
Ashnar...: AHSH-nar
Someone has (done) - can be followed by a noun or a verb
ast: ast
itself
ast'ehut: ast-teh-HUUT
fat
at: aht
to (direction, movement)
at: aht
towards, at (motion), to
atin: ah-TEEN
stubborn, tenacious, capable of endurance
atiniir: ah-teen-EER
endure, to put up with, to "take it"
atin'la: ah-TEEN-la
tough
baar: BAR-oor
body
baarpir: BAR-peer
sweat
baar'ur: BAR-oor
medic
baatir: BAH-teer
care, worry about
ba'balut: BAH-bal-oot
on patrol
ba'buir: BA-boo-EER
grandfather
ba'buir: BA-boo-EER
grandmother
Ba'gedet'ye!: BAH-geh-DET-yeh
You're welcome! (Like the German use of bitte.)
bah: bah
to (dative)
bajur: BAH-jur
education, the raising and nurturing of children - a wider meaning than just school work, includes preparation for life and survival
ba'jurir: bah-jur-EER
educate
ba'jurir: bah-jur-EER
raise children
bal: bahl
and
balac: bah-LAHK
opportunity
bal'ban: bal-BAHN
indeed, definitely - emphatic
balyc: BAH-leesh
also
banar: bah-NAR
happen
bantov: BAHN-tov
nevertheless
barycir: bah-REE-shir
deploy
bas neral: BAAS ner-AHL
coarse grain used for animal fodder and brewing; thought unfit to eat
ba'slanar: BAH-slah-NAR
leave, depart, exit
bat: baht
on
batnor: BAHT-nor
drunk (lit. on your back)
ba'vodu: BAH-vod-oo
aunt (plural bavodu'e)
ba'vodu: BAH-vod-oo
uncle (plural bavodu'e)
ba'yair: bah-yah-EER
chew
be: beh
of
be, b': beh
possessive prefix or suffix with proper nouns, e.g. be'jetii or (rare) jetiib - the Jedi's. Possessives are sometimes indicated simply by the proper noun preceding the word, e.g.Boba'kad - Boba's saber .
be'chaaj: beh-CHAHJ
away, afar
behot: beh-HOHT
herb used in beverages, mildly antiseptic and stimulating
beroya: bair-OY-ah
bounty hunter
bes'bavar: BES-beh-var
cavalry
besbe: BES-bay
kit (slang)
besbe'trayce: BES-beh-TRAYSH-ay
weapons
bes'bev: BEZ-bev
Mandalorian wind instrument also used for combat: a large metal flute with a sharpened, cut-off end.
be'senaar: BEH-sen-AHR
missile
beskad: BESS-kahd
slightly curved saber of Mandalorian iron)
beskar: BESK-gar
Mandalorian iron
beskar'ad: BES-kar-AHD
droid
beskar'gam: BES-kar-GAM
armor
beskaryc: BES-kar-EESH
armored
bes'laar: bez-LAHR
music
be'sol: beh-SOHL
priority
besom: BEE-som
ill-mannered lout, unhygienic person, someone with no manners (in Mandalorian terms)
bes'uliik: BES-oo-LEEK
basilisk war droid
beten: BEY-tehn
sigh
betenor: bey-TEHN-or
sigh, to
bev: bayve
needle, spike
beviin: BEH-veen
lance
beviiragir: beh-veer-AH-geer
to fish - literally, spearing fish, but now applied to any method of catching fish
bevik: BEH-veek
stick
bic: beek
it (very generic use of it)
Bic ni skana'din: Beek nee SKAH-nah-deen
expression of being angry, repelled or "That really ticks me off." From the words for give and a hated thing, much like "it gives me the scunners."
bid: beed
so (degree)
bid...ibac: beed...ibac
as...as that
bikadinir: bee-KAD-een-eer
stab (with a broad blade) - "run through"
bines: BEE-nays
stack (noun)
binesor: BEEN-ay-sor
stack (verb)
bintar: BEEN-tar
both
birgaan: beer-gahn
backpack (bergen)
birikad: BEER-ee-KAHD
baby carrying harness
birov: bee-ROHV
many
bora: BOH-ra
job
boracyk: boh-RAH-seek
penniless, lit. between jobs
borarir: boh-RAH-reer
work (verb)
bral: brahl
hill fort, high ground, high defended position
bralir: BRAH-leer
to get the upper hand, to succeed
bralov: BRAH-lov
success
brii'briik: bree-BREEK
grid
briik: breek
line
briikarir: BREE-kar-EER
defilade (verb)
briikasak: bree-KAH-sahk
run-ashore (social event or night out while deployed)
briikase: bree-KAH-say
happy
Briikase gote'tuur!: Bree-KAH-say go-te-TOOR
Happy birthday!
briirud: BREE-roo
circle
brokar: BROH-kar
beat, to
bu'ad: boo-AHD
grandchild
buir: boo-EER
father
buir: boo-EER
mother
buirkan: boo-EER-kan
responsibility
bui'tsad : BOO-eet-sahd
family lineage (biological - rarely used)
burc'ya: BOOR-sha
friend (also used ironically)
Burc'ya vaal burk'yc, burc'ya veman: BOOR-sha vahl BOOT-keesh, BOOR-shah veh-MAHN
A friend in need... Lit. a friend during danger is a true friend
burcyan: BOOR-shahn
friendship, comradeship, close bond
burk'yc: BOOR-keesh
dangerous
buruk: BOO-rook
danger
burun: BOO-roon
weather
buurenaar: boo-REY-nahr
storm
buyacir: boo-ya-SHEER
recognize
buyca: BOO-shah
bucket, pail
buy'ce: BOO-chay, BOO-shay
helmet
buy'ce gal: BOO_chay-GAL
pint of ale - contents of helmet, actually a lot more than a pint!
buycika: BOO-she-kah
cradle
ca: kah
night
cabuor: kah-BOO- or
protect
cabur: KAH-boor
guardian, protector
ca'nara: KAH-nah-RAH
time
can'gal: CAHN-gahl
starfighter
carud: kah-ROOD
smoke
ca'tra: KAH-tra
night sky
cerar: sair-ARR
mountain
ceratir: sair-AH-teer
point (verb)
ceryc: sair-EESH
pointed
cetar: set-ARR
kneel in submission (from boot - as in licking someone's boots)
cetare: set-ARE-ay
boots
cetar'narir: see-TAR-nar-REER
to "put the boot in"
chaab: chahb
fear
chaabar: chah-BAR
fear, be afraid of
chaaj: chahj
distance
chaaj: chahj
range
chaaj'yc: chahj-EESH
far
chaashya: cha-SHEE-ah
further
chaavla: CHAHV-lah
rough, unruly, of the criminal underclass (by Mando standards, which is very rough indeed)
chaavla sa shebs be'striili: CHAHV-lah-sah-SHEBS-beh-STREE-lee
rough as a strill's backside - phrase used to describe a bar that's a dive, an uncultured individual (by Mando standards) or a very violent, dangerous neighbourhood
chakaar: chah-KAR
corpse robber, thief, petty criminal - general term of abuse
chakaaryc: chah- KAR-eesh
rotten, low-life, - generic adjective to describe an undesirable person of dubious ethics
chakur: CHAH-koor
steal, rob
chayaikir: CHAI-ay-keer
tease, barrack, make fun of (not as hostile as mock)
chekar: CHECK-ar
stab (with a small blade) - "shiv"
chortav: chor-TAV
street
choruk: CHOHR-ook
stone
chur: choor
under
cin: seen
white
cin vhetin: SEEN-fett-EEN
fresh start, clean slate - lit. white field, virgin snow - term indicating the erasing of a person's past when they become Mandalorian, and that they will only be judged by what they do from that point onwards; like the "first turn of the screw cancels all debts" for sailors.
cinargaanar: see-NAHR-gah-nahr
fence, launder - of stolen goods etc
cinarin: see-NAH-reen
clean (verb)
cin'ciri: seen-SEE-ree
snow
cinyc: SEE-neesh
clean (adj)
ciryc: seer-EESH
cold
COO-eer: COO-eer
four
Copaani mirshmure'cye, vod?: Koh-PAH-nee MEERSH-moo-RAY-shay, vod?
Are you looking for a smack in the face, mate?
copaanir: KOH-pan-EER
want, to
copad: KOH-pad
ambition
copad: KOH-pad
desire
copikla: koh-PEEK-lah
charming, cute (babies and animals - never women unless you want your head ripped off)
copyc: KOH-peesh
attractive (not looks - generally appealing, separate concept for Mandos - and may refer to anything)
Coruscanta: KOH-roo-SAHN-ta
Coruscant
cu'bikad: COO-bee-kahd
Indoor game that involves stabbing blades into a chequered board - a cross between darts, chess and ludo
cunak: COO-nahk
square
cur'eta: COOR-ay-tah
forty
cuun: koon
our
Cuy ogir'olar: COO-ee oh-GEER-oh-LAR
It's neither here nor there. "It's irrelevant."
cuyan: koo-YAHN
survivor
cuyanir : coo-YAH-neer
survive
cuyete: coo-YAY-tay
probability
cuyir: KOO-yeer
exist, be
cuyla: COO-ee-lah
probable
cyare: SHAH-ray
beloved, loved, popular
cyare'se: shar-AY-say
loved ones
cyar'ika: shar-EE-kah
darling, sweetheart
cyar'tomade: SHAR-toe-MAH-day
fans, supporters, devotees
daab: dahb
down (direction)
dadita: dah-DEE-tah
code used by Mandalorians, like Morse
dajun: dah-JOON
plan
dajunar: dah-JOO-nahr
plan, to plot
dajun'la: dah-JOON-lah
planned
dala: DAH-lah
woman
dalab: dah-LAHB
scabbard, sheath
dalyc: DAH-leesh
female
dar: dahr
gone, temporary
dar: dahr
no longer
darasuum: da-RAH-soom
eternal
dar'buir: DAR-boo-EER
no longer a parent (legal term - parental divorce by child)
darjetii: dar-JAY-tee
Sith
dar'manda: dar-MAHN-da
a state of not being Mandalorian - not an outsider, but one who has lost his heritage, and so his identity and his soul - regarded with absolute dread by most traditionall-minded Mando'ade
dar'tome: dar-TOH-may
separated, apart (of people)
daryc: DAR-eesh
brown
davaab: dah-VAHB
execution, carrying out
dawoor: DAH-woor
bad smell
daworir: dah-WAR-eer
stink, reek
dayn: dain
out
de: deh
by
debaan: DEB-ahn
declination
demagolka : deh-mah-GOHL-kah
someone who commits atrocties, a real-life monster, a war criminal - from the notorious Mandalorian scientist of the Old Republic, Demagol, known for his experiments on children, and a figure of hate and dread in the Mando psyche
demar: DAY-mar
carve, sculpt
dha: dah
dark
dha'haase: dah-HAH-say
screen
dha'werd (archaic): DA-waird
stealth
digur: dee-GOOR
forget
di'kut: DEE-koot
idiot, useless individual, waste of space (lit. someone who forgets to put their pants on)
di'kutla: dee-KOOT-lah
useless, stupid, worthless
dinii: DEE-nee
lunatic
dini'la: dee-NEE-lah
insane
din'kartay: deen-KAR-tie
sitrep, wash-up, any sharing of information and planning (military, also used colloquially)
dinui: dee-NOO-ee
gift
dinuir: DEE-noo-EER
give, to
din'waadar: DEEN-wah--dahr
sell
diryc: DEER-eesh
low
dirycir: DEER-ee-SHEER
lower, put down
dola: DOH-lah
throughout, pervading, soaked
dos: dohs
across
doslanir: do-SLAH-neer
cross, intersect
draar: drahr
never
dral: draal
bright, glowing
dral: draal
strong, powerful
dralshy'a: drahl-SHEE-ya
stronger, brighter
draluram: DRAH-lur-ahm
vivid - used only of food, to indicate strong, distinct flavour, lit. "bright mouth" - one of the four essentials of Mandalorian cooking
drashaar: DRAH-shar
grow, to
droten: DROH-ten
people
du'car (du'caryc): DOO-kar (doo-KAR-eesh)
late
dul: dool
half
duraan: DOO-rahn
hold in contempt, look down upon
Duraani, burc'ya?: Doo-RAH-nee, BOOR-shah?
You looking at me funny, pal?
duraanir: doo-RAHN-eer
scorn, hold in contempt
duse: DOO-say
rubbish, waste - lit. unclean things
dush: doosh
bad
dushne: DOOSH-nay
worst
dush'shya (doshishya): doo-SHEESH-ya
worse
duumir: DOOM-eer
allow, to
duumyc: DOO-meesh
allowed, approved, permitted, legal
ebin: ay-BEEN
either
echoy: eh-CHOY
search, mourning
echoy'la: eh-CHOY-lah
searching, mourning, lost
echoylir: eh-choy-LEER
grieve, search, mourn, to
edee: ee-DEE
jaws
edee: ee-DEE
teeth
edeemir: ee-DEE-meer
bite
eesu: ee-SOO
gas
ehn: ayhn
three
ehn'eta: AYN-ay-tah
thirty
ekur: eck-OOR
choke
elek: EL-eck
yes (shortened to 'lek as 'yeah')
emuurir: eh-MOOR-eer
like, enjoy (food, activities, etc )
enaabe: ay-NAH-bay
meters
enteyor: EN-tay-OHR
must, be obliged to
entye: ENT-yeh
debt
epan: EH-pahn
stomach, guts (not guts as in courage)
epar: ay-PAR
eat
eparavur: eh-PAH-rav-oor
feast, devour, to
eparavur takisit: ay-PAH-rav-oor ta-KEE-sit
apologise
epar'yaim : eh-Par-yay-EEM
restaurant, canteen
eso: AY-so
flank
eso: AY-so
side
e'tad: EH-tad
seven
etyc: ETT-eesh
dirty, filthy, grimy
evaar: EE-var
youth, newness
evaar'la: ee-VAR-la
young, new
eyayah: ee-YAY-ah
echo
eyaytir: ah-YAY-teer
flee, escape
eyn: ayn
an (indefinite article - rare)
gaan: gahn
hand
gaanader: gah-NAH-dair
choose
gaan'au: GAH-now
laser pointer
gaanaylir: gahn-AY-leer
trap, catch
gaanla: GAHN-lah
chosen
gaanure: gah-NOO-ray
hand tools
gaanynir: gah-NEE-neer
punch, to
Gaa'tayl!: Gah-TILE
Help!
gaa'taylir: gah-TAY-leer
help
gadi: GAH-dee
wrist
gaht: gaht
north
gaht'yc: GAH-teesh
polar
gai: guy
name, title
gai bal manda: GUY bal MAN-da
adoption ceremony, lit. name and soul
gaid: GUY-id
plate - for armor or food use; armor was often used to heat food over open fires in the field
gaigotalur: gai-GOH-tal-oor
designate
gai'ka: GUY-kah
cup
gal: gahl
ale, alcohol, booze
Gal, ori'skraan, riduur, yaim' dab'ika. : Gahl, OHR-ree-scrahn, ree-DO-ER, yime-dah-BEE-kah
Phrase for a "run ashore" - brief R and R. (Lit: "Beer, big eats, good company and return to camp." Summary of a Mando soldier's idea of a good night out.
galaar: ga-LAR
hawk
galar: gah-LAR
spill, pour
gal'gala: GAL-gal-arr
Let me buy you a drink! Have a drink!
ganar: GAN-ar
possess, have
gar: gahr
you (sing. and pl.)
gar: gahr
your
Gar serim: Gar sair-EEM
"Yes, you're right." "That's it."
gar shuk meh kyrayc (meh gar kyrayc, shuk bah ni ): gar SHOOK may keer-AYSH ( may gar keer-AYSH, BAH ni SHOOK)
You're no use dead. (You're no use to me dead.) Said to encourage someone to take a rest. Rarely literal.
Gar taldin ni jaonyc; gar sa buir, ori'wadaas'la.: Gar Tal-DEEN nee jah-OHn-eesh, gar sa BOO-eer OH-ree-wah-DAHS-la.
"Nobody cares who your father was, only the father you'll be." (Lit: Bloodline is not important, but you as a father are the most valuable thing.) Mando saying emphasising the importance of a father's role, and that a man is judged more by that than his lineage.
gayi'kaab: GUY-ee-KAHB
radio
gayiyla: guy-EE-lah
everywhere
gayiylir: guy-EE-leer
spread
ge: geh
almost (before consonant)
gebbar: GEB-arr
close to, near to
gebi: GEH-bee
close, near
ge'catra: geh-CAT-rah
evening
gedeteyar: geh-det-AY-ar
be thankful
gedetir: geh-DET-eer
plead, beg
Gedet'ye: Geh-DET-yay
Please
gedin'la: geh-DEEN-lah
eccentric, cranky, in a mood - literally "almost insane"
gehat'ik: GE'hah-teek
story
gehatyc: geh-HAHT-eesh
suspected, believed to be, alleged
ge'hutuun: ge-hoo-TOON
bandit, villain, petty thief - can also mean a serious criminal you have no respect for - abusive
ge'kaan: gey-KAHN
military exercise
gekyrdir: geh-KEER-deer
incapacitate, knock out
gemas: gey-MAHS
hair
genet: geh-NET
gray
geroya: geh-ROY-ah
game, play (literally nearly-hunt)
ge'sol: geh-SOHL
half
ge'soletar: ge-soh-LAY-tar
estimate
get: get
almost (before a vowel)
ge'tal: ge-TAHL
red
get'shuk: GEHT-shook
Team game similar to meshgeroya, in that there are goals at either end of the pitch, except the players may handle the ball. Very similar to rugby; brutal, fast and painful.
gett'se: GEt-say
courage, nerve
gett'se: GET-say
nuts (generic)
Gev!: gehv
Stop it! Pack it in!
ge'ver'alor: ge-VAIR-ah-lor
aide
ge'ver'alor: ge-VAIR-ah-lor
bagman
gi: gee (hard G)
fish
gihaal: gee-HAAL
dried fish-meal (like pemmican - lasts for years but very pungent smell)
go'naasir: goh-NAH-seer
waste, squander
goorar: GOOR-ahr
throw
goore: GOO-ray
grenade
goor'verd: GOOR-vaird
grenadier
goran: goh-RAHN
blacksmith, metalworker
gota: GOH-tah
machine (any device)
gotabor: GOH-tah-BOR
engineer
gotal: go-TAHL
made, created - as in "-ized" - suffix
gotal'ur: GO-tal-oor
make, create
gota'tuur: GOH-tah-TOOR
birthday
goten: GOH-ten
birth
gotenir: goh-TEN-eer
give birth
goyust: goh-YOOST
road
gratiir: grah-TEER
punish, to
gra'tua: gra-TOO-ah
vengeance
gra'tuar: grah-TOO-ar
avenge
guuror: GOO-rohr
like, be fond of (of a person or creature)
haal: hahl
breath
haalas: hahlas
chest
haalur: hah-LOOR
breathe
haamyc: HAH-meesh
unusual
haar: har
the - definite article - rare and emphatic
haaranovor: ha-RAHN-oh-vor
hide, conceal
Haar'chak!: HAR-chak
Damn it!
haashun: HAH-shoon
parchment bread - a thin sheet of bread dried to preserve it, and reconstituted in liquid. Mando ration-pack staple. Made properly, it;s so thin you can read through it, hence the name; 'see-bread'.
haast: hahst
dry
haastal: HAH-stahl
dried blood, scab (also a term for a lasting emotional scar)
haat: haht
truth
Haat o'r an nuhune: Haht OR an noo-HOO-nay
Mando saying - Many a true word spoken in jest. (Lit: there's truth in all jokes.)
Haat, ijaa, haa'it: Haht-i-JAH-hah-EET
Truth, honor, vision - words used to seal a pact.
haa'taylir: har-TIE-leer
see
haatyc: HAH-teesh
visible
Haatyc or'arue jate'shya ori'sol aru'ike nuhaatyc: HAH-teesh ohr-AH-ray JAH-tay-SHE-ah oh-ree-SOL ah-roo-EE-kay noo-HAH-teesh.
Better one big enemy that you can see than many small ones that you can't. (Mandalorian proverb.)
haav: NOO-hahv
bed
haavlaam: HAHV-lahm
bunk
Haili cetare!: HI-lee set-AHR-ay
Tuck in! Enjoy! Lit. "Fill your boots."
hailir: hay-LEER
fill (verb)
haran: HAH-rahn
hell - literally, destruction, cosmic annihilation
haranov: hah-RAHN-ov
cache
haryc: HAR-eesh
tired
haryc b'aalyc: hah-REESH bah-LEESH
"tired and emotional" - i.e. drunk
hayc: haysh
plain, honest, simple (of people)
hetikles: HEH-tee-kless
"noseburn" - burning sensation in the sinuses brought about by specific spices - Mandalorians prize this
hetikleyc: hay-TEEK-laysh
spicy, as in makes the sinuses burn (a sensation like eating horseradish or wasabi)
hettir: HAYt-eer
burn
hettyc: heh-TEESH
burning
heturam: HEH-too-rahm
"mouthburn" - a sought-after state of intense burning in the mouth brought about by very spicy food - see also hetikleyc
hibir: hee-BEER
pupil, student
hibirar: baj-hib-EER
learn
hiibir: HEE-beer
take
hodar: HOH-dar
deceive, fool
hodasal: hoh-dah-SAHL
camouflage
hodasalar: hoh-DAH-sah-LAHR
camouflage, cover up
hodayc: HOH-daysh
cunning
hokaanir: ho-KAHN-eer
cut, slice
hokan'yc: hoh-KAH-neesh
sliced, cut up (also slang for heavily defeated)
hoshap: HO-shahp
spoon
hukaatir: HOO-kah-TEER
cover, to
Hukaat'kama!: hu-KAHT-ka-MAH
Watch my six!
hut'uun: hoo-TOON
coward (worst possible insult)
Iba': EE-ba
what a...
ibac: ee-BAK
that (as in this and that)
Ibac'ner: EE-bahk-NAIR
That's mine, it's mine.
ibic: ee-BIK
this
ibi'tuur: EE-bee-toor
today
Ib'tuur jatne tuur ash'ad kyr'amur: EEB- toor JAHT-nay toor ASH-ahd-KEE-ram-oor
Today is a good day for someone else to die - Mando saying (because they're not daft...)
iisa: EE-sah
fuse
ijaat: ee-JAHT
honor
ika: EE-kah
diminutive suffix written as 'ika - also added to a name as a very familiar or childhood form, e.g, Ord'ika - Little Ordo
ik'aad: EE-kad
baby, child under 3
irud: EE-rood
arm
isirir: ee-SEER-eer
taste
iviin: ee-VEEN
speed, velocity
iviin'yc: ee-VEEN-esh
fast
jaal: JAHL
numb
jag: jag
man
jagyc: JAH-geesh
male (can also mean macho in context)
jahaal: jah-HAHL
health
jahaala: ja-HAH-lah
well, healthy
jahaal'got: jah-HAHL-got
health-giving, nutritious, good for you
jahaatir: jeh-HAH-teer
tell lies, deceive
ja'hailir: jah-HIE-leer
observe, watch over
jai'galaar: JAI-gah-LAR
shriek-hawk
jair: jay-EER
scream, shriek
janad: JAH-nahd
spicy
jaon: JAY-ohn
over
jaon'yc: jai-OHN-ish
important
jare: JAH-ray
kamikaze - someone taking a fatal, foolish risk
jare'la: jah-RAY-lah
stupidly oblivious of danger, asking for it
jareor: jah_RAY-or
recklessly risk your life, act suicidally (negative connotation - foolish, not brave)
jari'eyc: JAR-ee-aysh
ugly, ruined (lit: wrecked)
jariler: jah-REE-lair
lay waste, wreck
jarkiv: JAR-keev
charisma, presence
jaro: JAH-ro
death wish, insane act of reckless stupidity
jat'ca'nara: JAHT kah-NAH-rah
on time - lit. "good time"
jate: JAH-tay
good
jate'kara: JAH-tay-KAH-rah
luck, destiny - lit good stars, a course to steer by
jate'shya: JAH-tay-SHEE-ah
better
jatisyc: jah-TEE-seesh
delicious
jatne: JAT-nay
best
jatne emuurir: JAT-nay eh-MOOR-eer
prefer
jatne manda: JAT-nay MAN-da
good mood - a complex sense of being at one with your clan and life
Jatne vod: JAT-nay vod
Sir ( formal - used by bar staff etc, not military)
Jatnese be te jatnese: jat-NAY-say beh jat_NAY-say
The best of the best (plural)
jehaat: jeh-HAHT
lie, untruth
jehavey'ir: jeh-HAHR-vay'eer
ambush
jekai: jeh-KAI
bait
jenarar: JEH-han-rar
feint
jetii: JAY-tee
Jedi
jetii'kad: jay-TEE-kahd
lightsaber
jetiise: JAY-tee-see
Jedi plural, Republic
jii: gee
now
jiila: GEE-lah
immediate, right away, instant
jilarud: JEE-lah-rood
disc
jiriad: gee-REE-ad
white, chalky, ashen-faced
joha : JOH-hah
language
johayc: JO-haysh
spoken, pronounced
jorad: jaw-RAHD
voice
jorbe: JOR-beh
reason
jorcu: JOR-koo
because
jorhaa'ir: joh-har-EER
speak, talk
jorir: JAW-reer
bear, carry (archaic)
jor'lekir: jor-LEK-eer
confirm
jorso'ran: Jor-so-RAHN
shall bear (archaic)
joruur: jaw-ROOR
gather
juaan: JOO-ahn
beside, next to
jurir: joo-REER
bear arms, carry something
jurkad: JOOR-kad
attack, an assault
jurkadir: JOOR-kad-EER
attack, threaten, mess with
jurkadir sha(l) : JOOR-kad-EER shahl
mess with, mess around, hassle (alternative form of jurkadir) transitive verb
jurkadir ti: JOOR-kad-EER tee
mess someone about, mess around with someone, mess with (another alternative of jurkadir) transitive verb
kaab: kahb
sound
kad: kahd
saber, sword
kadala: kah-DAH-lah
wounded, hurt
kadale: kah-DAH-lay
casualties
kad'au: kahd-OW
lightsaber
kaden: KAH-den
angry
kadiilir: kah-DEE-leer
breach, pierce
kad'la: KAD-la
sharp
ka'gaht: KAH-gaht
south
kai'tome: kai-TOHM-ay
food
kajil: KAH-jeel
flat, level
kajir: KAH-jeer
table
kakovidir: kah-KOH-vee-deer
cower
kal: kahl
blade
kalikir: kah-LEE-keer
stab with a narrow blade ("skewer")
kama: KAH-ma
belt-spat
kaminii: kah-MEE-nee
Kaminoan
kando: KAHN-do
importance, weight
kandosii: kahn-DOH-see
indomitable, ruthless
Kandosii!: Kan-DOH-see
Nice one! Wicked! Well done!
kandosii'la: kan-doh-SEE-la
stunning, amazing
Ka'ra: KAY-rah
stars - ancient Mandalorian myth - ruling council of fallen kings
kar'am: KAR-aam
breath
karbakar: KAR-bah-kar
hyperdrive (lit: star to star)
kar'ta: kah-ROH-ta
heart
kar'tayl: kar-TILE
awareness, knowledge
kar'taylir: kar-TIE-leer
know, hold in the heart
kar'taylir darasuum: kat-tay-LEER da-RAH-soom
love
karyai: CAR-yai
main living room of a traditional north Mandalorian house - a single big chamber for eating, talking, resting, and even the last secure stronghold when under attack
K'atini!: kah-TEEN-ee
Suck it up! Or: It's only pain!
kaysh: kaysh
he, him, his
kaysh: kaysh
her, hers
Kaysh guur' skraan: KAYSH goor SCRAHN
"He loves his food." (Said of someone who has a healthy appetite, using the verb for affection rather than enjoyment.)
Kaysh meg miit'gaana, oyacyi.: Kaysh mayg MEET-gah-NAH oy-AH-shee.
Who writes, remains. (Proverb.)
Kaysh mirsh solus: Kaysh meersh SOH-loos
He's an idiot (lit. his brain cell is lonely)
Kaysh mirsh'kyramud : Kaysh meersh kee-RAH-mood
He's boring me senseless (Lit: he's a brain assassin)
Kaysh shu'shuk: Kaish shoo-SHOOK
He's a disaster
Kaysh tayl'ud: Kaysh TAY-lood
He's taking a break. He's having a nap.
Ke narir haar'ke'gyce rol'eta resol!: KEH-nah-REER-ha-ke-GHEE-shay rol-LAY-tah ray-SOL
Execute Order 66!
Ke serim: KEH-se-REEM!
Take aim!
ke, k': keh
imperative prefix - used as order
kebbur: KEH-boor
try, attempt
kebiin: kay-BEEN
blue
kebii'tra: keh-BEE-trah
sky (daytime) lit. blue sky
kebise: keh-BEE-say
things, stuff
kedin: ked-EEN
chain of command
keenir: KEEN-eer
infiltrate
ke'gyce: keh-GHEE-shay
order, command
keldab: kel-DAHB
citadel, stronghold
kelita: kel-EE-tah
moat
kemir: KEH--meer
walk
Ke'mot!: Keh-MOHT
Halt!
Ke'sush!: Keh-SOOSH!
Attention!
kih: kee
small
Kih'parjai: Kee-PAR-jai
No problem. Don't mention it. (Lit: small victory)
kir'manir: keer-MAHN-eer
adopt, give a soul to someone
kisol: kee-SOHL
few
kles: klez
nose
klesir: KLEH-seer
smell
K'olar!: koh-LAR
Come here! Get over here at once!
kom'rk: KOHM-or-rohk
gauntlet
koor: koor
deal, contract
kot: kohd, koht
strength
kote: KOH-day, KOH-tay
glory (pl)
Kote lo'shebs'ul narit: koh-TAY low SHEBS-ool NAH-rit
You can keep your glory. (Contemptuous and impolite.)
kotep: KOH-tehp
brave
kotir: KOH-teer
defeat, overpower
kotyc: koh-TEESH
strong
kovid: KOV-eed
head
kov'nyn: KOHV-neen
head-butt - noun
kov'nynir: KOHV-nee-neer
head-butt (see also Keldabe Kiss) - verb
K'oyacyi!: Koy-AH-shee!
1. "Cheers!" 2. Can also mean: "Hang in there" or 3. "Come back safely." Literally, a command; "Stay alive!"
kranak: KRAH-nahk
fortified settlement or dwelling surrounded by water
kurs: koorse
forest
kurshi: KOOR-shi
tree
kurshok: KOOR-shok
plank of wood,
kute: koo-Tay
underwear, bodysuit, something worn under armor
K'uur!: Koor
Hush!
kyor: KIE-ohr
rotting, decay
kyorar: KIE-ohr-ar
rot, decay (verb)
kyorla: kie-OHR-lah
rotten
kyr: KEER
end
Kyr ge'kaan: KEER geh-KAHN
Endex (end of exercise - mil.)
kyr'ad: KEER-ahd
corpse
kyr'adyc: keer-AH-deesh
passed away, deceased
kyr'am: kee-RAHM
death
kyramla: keer-AHM-la
fatal, deadly
kyramud: keer-AH-mood
killer, assassin
kyr'amur: kee-RAHM-oor
kill
kyrayc: keer-AYSH
killed, dead
kyrbej: KEER-bayj
battlefield
kyr'bes: KEER-bez
skull, especially mythosaur skull - coll. Crown
Kyr'tsad: KEERT-sahd
Death Watch (lit. Death Society) - breakaway Mandalorian sect
kyr'vhetine: KEER-fet-EEN-ay
harvest
kyr'yc: KEER-eesh
last
laam: lahm
up
laamyc: LAH-meesh
high
laandur: LAHN-doo-er
delicate, fragile (sometimes an insult - weak, pathetic)
laar: lar
song
laaran: lah-RAHN
singing
laararir: lah-RAH-eer
sing
lalat: LAH-laht
tongue
la'mun: lah-MOON
azimuth
lararyc: lah-rah-eesh
drunk (lit. carousing)
layari: LAY-ah-ree
overconfident, swaggering
lenedat: leh-NAY-daht
target, contact
linibar: lee-NEE-bar
need, to
liser: LEE-say
able to, can
lo: loh
into
lonar: LOH'nar
insertion
loras: lor-AHS
meat, flesh, substance (poetic)
lor'vram: lohr-ve-RAHM
breakfast
lovik: LOH-veek
knee
luubid: loo-BEED
enough
maan: mahn
original, first
majyc: MAH-jeesh
extra
majyce: mah-jEE-shay
something extra, addendum
majycir: MAH-jeesh-eer
add
manda: MAHN-dah
the collective soul or heaven - the state of being Mandalorian in mind, body and spirit - also supreme, overarching, guardian-like
Mand'alor: MAHN-dah-lor
sole ruler
Manda'yaim: MAN-dah-YAI-eem
the planet Mandalore.
Mando: MAHN-do
Mandalorian, adj or noun
Mando'ad draar digu: Man-DOH-ad drahr dee-GOO
A Mandalorian never forgets.
Mando'ade: Mando-AH-day
Mandalorians (pl) - sons and/ or daughters of Mandalore
mandokar: MAN-doh-KAR
the "right stuff", the epitome of Mando virtue - a blend of aggression, tenacity, loyalty and a lust for life
mandokarla: MAN-doh-KAR-lah
having the "right stuff", showing guts and spirit, the state of being the epitome of Mando virtue
Mar'e!: MAH-ray!
At last! (Expression of relief.)
marekar: mah-RAY-kar
navigation
marev: MAH-rev
fist
mar'eyce: mah-RAY-shay
discovery, something found at last, a state of heaven
mar'eyir: mah-AY-eer
find, discover
mashukir: MAH-shook-eer
disperse
mav: mahv
free
mayen: MY-enn
anything
Me'bana?: may-BAHN-ah
What's happening? What happened?
Me'copaani?: Meh ko-PAH-nee?
What do you want? What would you like?
me'dinuir: med-IN-oo-eer
share, give to each other
meg: mayg
which, what, that, who
megin: may-GIN
which, what, that - before a vowel
meh: mey
if
me'sen: mAY-sen
starship
meshgeroya: MESH-geh-ROY-ah
limmie or bolo-ball - literally the "beautiful game," a Mandalorian obsession
mesh'la: MAYSH'lah
beautiful
meshurkaan: MEH-shoor-KAHN
jeweler, gem cutter
meshurok: meh-SHOO-rok
gemstone
me'suum: may-SOOM
planet
me'suum'ika: meh-soo-MEE-ka
moon
Me'vaar ti gar?: Meh-VAR tee-GAR
How are you? (Lit: what's new with you?) Can also be used to ask a soldier for a sitrep. If a Mando asks you this, they expect an answer; it's literal.. The response for "I'm fine thanks," is "Naas." (Literally - nothing. )
me'ven?: mey-VAYN
Huh? What? Expression of bewilderment or disbelief
mhi: mee
us
mhi: mee
we
Mhor: mor
ours - rare archaic
miit: meet
word
miit'gaanar: MEET-gah-nar
write
mircin: meer-SEEN
cage
mircir: meer-SEER
cage, lock up, capture
mirci't: meer-SEET
prisoner
mirdala: MEER-dah-lah
clever, intelligent, intellectual
mirdir: MEER-deer
think, calculate
mirgaanla: meer-GAHN-lah
deliberate (lit: "thinking hand")
mirjahaal: MEER-jah-HAHL
peace of mind, "healing", general term for emotional well-being especially after a trauma or bereavement
mirshe: MEER-shay
brain (plural - mirsh is a brain cell
mir'sheb: MEER-sheb
smartass
mirshepar'la: MEER-shay-PAR-lah
boring (lit: brain devouring)
mirshir: MEER-sheer
shock, stun (lit. "brain" someone, knock out their brain)
mirshko: MEERSH-koh
courage
mirsh'kyramud: MEERSH-keer'AH-mood
boring person (lit: brain assassin)
mirshmure'cya: meersh-moor-AY-shah
Keldabe kiss - slang for headbutt (lit. brain-kiss)
mishuk: MEE-shook
pressure
morut: moh-ROOT
haven, stronghold
morutar: MOH-roo-tahr
welcome, verb
morut'yc: moh-ROO-teesh
safe, secure
motir: moh-TEER
stand
munad: MOO-nahd
elevation
munad: moo-NAHD
height
muninar: moo-NEE-nar
tall
munit: MOON-eet
long
Munit tome'tayl, skotah iisa: MOON-eet to-MAY-tail, SKO-tah-EE-sah
long memory, short fuse - said to be the typical Mando mindset
murcyur: MOOR-shoor
kiss (verb)
mureyca: MOOR-aysh-ah
kiss
muun: UM-ahn
hard
muun'bajir : MOO-wun BAH-jeer
trounce, teach someone a lesson, "kick butt" lit: educate hard
naak: nahk
peace
naakla: NAHK-lah
peaceful
naas: nahs
nothing
naasad: NAHS-ahd
none, not any
naasade: nah-SAH-day
nobody
naast: nahst
destroyer
naastar: NAH-star
destroy
nad'aai: NAHD-ai
infrared
nad'aaila.: nad-AY-lah
infrared (adj)
nadala: nad-AHL-ah
hot
nakar'mir: Nah-kah-MEER
be unaware, not know (verb)
nakar'tuur: NAH-kah-TOOR
tomorrow (lit: the unknown day)
nakil: NAH-keel
corner
Nar dralshy'a: NAR-drahl-SHEE-ya
Put your back into it! Try harder!
nari: NAH-ree
move, action, act
narir: nah-REER
act, do, put
naritir: nah-ree-TEER
insert, place, put
narser: NAR-sair
purpose
Nar'sheb: NAR-sheb
Contemptuous comment - like "shove it" but much stronger.
narudar: nah-ROO-dar
temporary ally - specifically your enemy's enemy, where both sides know this is an alliance of convenience and not a lasting pact.
nasreyc: nar-SAIR-eesh
determined, resolute
naumiit: now-MEET
signal
nau'ul: now-OOL
candlelight
nau'ur: now-OOR
light up, illuminate
nau'ur kad: now-OOR kad
forge (lit. light up a saber)
nayc: naysh
no ( negative answer)
naysol: NAY-sol
too many
Ne shab'rud'ni...: Neh shab-ROOD-nee
Don't mess with me (extremely strong warning - much stronger than jurkadir - and likely to be followed by violence)
neduumyc: nay-DOO-meesh
illegal, unauthorised
nehutyc: neh-HOOT-eesh
feisty, gutsy
Ne'johaa!: Neh-JOH-hah
Shut up!
ne'kaan: neh-KAHN
non-combatant
N'epar nu pirur!: Neh-PAHR noo PEER-oor
It won't eat or drink anything. (It can wait - no rush.)
N'eparavu takisit: Nay-PAH-rav-OO ta-KEE-sit
sorry (lit: I eat my insult)
ner: nair
my, mine
neral: NAY-rahl
grain
ne'tra: NAY-trah
black
ne'tra gal : NAY-trah gahl
black ale - sweet, almost spicy black beer similar to milk stout
Ne'tra gal mesh'la, jat'isyc, bal, wayii, jahaal'got: NAY-tra gahl MAYSH-lah, jah-TEE-seesh, bahl why-eee JAH-hal-got
Black ale looks good, tastes good, and - by golly - it does you good!
neverd: neh-VAIRD
civilian
ne'waadas: nay-WAHD-ahs
poverty, need
ni: nee
I, me
Ni ceta : nee SET-ah
sorry (lit: I kneel) grovelling apology - rare
Ni copaani buy'ce gal: Nee ko-PAH-nee gal
I'd like a pint of ale
Ni copaani buyc'ika cin papuur'gal: Nee ko-PAH-nee boo-SHEE-ka seen pah-POOR-gal
I'd like a glass of white wine, please
ni dinu: NEE DEE-noo
I give (and, used on its own in a firm tone, means: "Like it or lump it! Take it or leave it!")
Ni hukaatii'ni shebs ti kama!: NEE-hoo-kah-TEE-ni shebs ti KA-mah
I'm covering my back!
Ni kyr'tayl gai sa'ad: Nee-keer-TAIL guy-sah-ADD
adoption vow - lit. I know your name as my child.
Ni su'cuyi, gar kyr'adyc, ni partayli, gar darasuum: Nee soo-COO-yee, gar keer-AH-deesh, nee par-TIE-lee, gar dah-rah-SOOM
Daily remembrance of those passed on "I'm still alive, but you are dead. I remember you, so you are eternal." Followed by repetition of loved ones' names.
nibral: NEE-brahl
loser, failure
Ni'duraa!: NEE DOO-rah
You disgust me!
norac: noh-RAK
back
Nu draar: Noo DRAR
No way. Absolutely not. Never in a million years. Not on your life. (Emphatic disagreement and doubt. Lit: Not never. Mandos use double negatives for emphasis.)
Nu kyr'adyc, shi taab'echaaj'la. : Noo keer-AH-deesh, shi TAHB-ee-CHARJ-lah
Not gone, merely marching far away. (Tribute to a dead comrade.)
nu, n', ne: noo
negative prefixes
nu'amyc: noo-AHM-eesh
normal
nuhaatyc: noo-HAH-teesh
invisible, unseen
nuh'la, nuhunla: NOO-lah
funny, amusing
nuhoy: noo-HOY
sleep
nuhoyir: noo-HOY-eer
slumber, sleep
nuhun: noo-HOON
joke
nuhunar: noo-HOO-nar
laugh
nuhur: NOO-hoor
good times, laughter, fun
nushaad'la: noo-SHAHD-lah
motionless
nynir: nee-NEER
hit, strike
ogir: OH-gir
there
ogir'olar: oh-GEER-oh-LAH
one way or the other, either way
olan: OH-lahn
hundred
olar: OH-lar
here
olarom: OH-lah-rom
welcome (greeting)
olaror: oh-LAR-ohr
come, arrive
ol'averde: oh-lah-VAIR-day
company
onidir: oh-NEE-deer
to sweat
o'r: ohr
in
orar: or-AHR
thunder
or'dinii: Ohr-DEE-nee
moron, fool
orhaar: OR-haar
scan (noun)
orhaarir: or-HAR-eer
scan (verb)
ori: OH-ree
big, extreme, very
ori'beskaryc: OH-ree-bes-KAR-eesh
hard case, extremely tough, no-nonsense (of people) - "well 'ard"
oribru: oh-REE-bru
emergency
Ori'buyce, kih'kovid. : OH-ree-BOO-shay, KEE-koh-VEED
All helmet, no head. Common term of derision for someone with an overdeveloped sense of authority
ori'copaad: OH-ree-KOH-pahd
obsession, fixation
ori'dush: OHR-ee-DOOSH
evil
ori'gehaat'ik: or-EE-geh-HAH-teek
epic
ori'haat: OH-ree-haht
"It's the truth, I swear - no bull."
ori'jagyc: OH-ree-JAHG-eesh (or OH-ree-YAHG-eesh)
bullying; also bully, swaggering big-mouth - someone who picks on someone smaller - lit. "big man" said sarcastically, applied equally to women
ori'jate: OR-ee-JAH-tay
excellent
orikih: aw-REE-kee
tiny
orilin: oh-REE-leen
profit, surplus
or'ilor: ohr-EE-lohr
midday meal
ori'ramikad: OH-ree-RAHM-ee-kahd
supercommando (Mandalorian designation of elite special forces)
ori'shya: ohr-EE-she-ya
more than
ori'skraan: OH-ree-scrahn
1. a delicacy, a real treat in terms of food; 2 a blow-out meal, a feast (slang), "big eats"
ori'sol: OHR-ee-SOL
many
ori'suumyc: OHR-ee-SOOM-eesh
beyond the pale, one step too far, outrageous (in Mandalorian morality)
ori'tsad: OHR-eet-sahd
brigade
oritsir: oh-REET-seer
curse, swear, bellow
ori'vod: OH-ree-VOD
big brother, older brother, special friend
ori'vor'e: AW-ree-VOHR-ay
Thanks a lot! Thanks a million!
oriya: oh-REE-yah
city
oriyala: oh-REE-ah-lah
urban
orjorer: or-JOR-er
cry out, shout
or'parguur: OR-par-GOOR
hate
or'trikar: OHR-tree-kar
grief
oshokita: oh-SHOK-ee-TAH
freshers (from plank of wood used in field latrines)
osik: OH-sik
dung (impolite)
osik'la: oh-SIK-lah
messed up, screwed, horrible (impolite)
Osi'kyr!: OH-see-KEER
Strong exclamation of surprise or dismay
osi'yaim: OH-see-yaim
Useless, despicable person
Oya manda!: OY-ah-MAN-dah
Expression of Mandalorian solidarity and perpetuity: emotional and assertive.
Oya!: OY-ah!
Many meanings: literally "Let's hunt!" and also "Stay alive!", but also "Hoorah!", "Go you!", "Cheers!" Always positive and triumphant.
oyacyir: oy-YAH-sheer
live
oya'karir: OY-yah-KAR-eer
hunt, chase
oya'la: oy-AH-lah
living
oyayc: oy-AYSH
alive
oyayc ra kyrayc: oy-AYSH rah keer-AYSH
dead or alive
oyu'baat: oy-YOO-baht
universe
oyula: oy-OO-lah
galactic
paak: pahk
salt
paguur: PAH-goor
dislike
paklalat: PAHK-lah-LAHT
gift of the gab, a silver tongue, wit, eloquence
pakod: PAH-kohd
easy, simple
palon: pah-LOHN
hole
papurgaat: pa-POOR-gaht
fruit
papuur'gal: pah-POOR-gahl
wine
par: pahr
for
Pare! (Pare sol!): PAH-ray (PAH-ray-SOHL
Hang on! (Pare sol - lit: "Wait one.") Note: Ke'pare is much more emphatic - "Wait!"
parer: PAH-rair
wait
parjai: par-JAI
victory
parjii: PAR-jee
winner, victor
par'jila: par-JEE-lah
triumphant
parjir: par-JEER
win, be victorious
partaylir: par-TAT-leer
remember
paru: PAH-roo
formation
payt: PAH-eet
left
pehir: peh- HEER
spit
pel: pail
soft, yielding
pel'gam: pel-GAM
skin
pelkaanir: pel-KAHN-eer
shave
peti'baar: peh-TEE-bahr
center mass
petir: pet-EER
center
pirebu: peer-AY-boo
near
pir'ekulor: PEER-ek-OO-lor
weep
pirimmur: PEER-ee-moor
use
pirimmuy: peer-im-OO-ee
useful
pirimpir: peer-EEM-peer
urine
pirpaak: PEER-pahk
broth, soup (literally, salted water)
pirun: PEER-un
water
pirunir sur'haaise : PEER-oo-NEER soor-HIE-say
make their eyes water (slang for kill, injure or defeat)
pirur: peer-OOR
drink
pirusti: peer-OO-stee
well
piryc: PEER-eesh
wet
pitat: pit-AHT
rain
projor: PROH-jor
next
prudii: proo-DEE
shadow
prudiise: proo-DEE-see
shadows
puut'la: POOT-lah
ballistic
ra: rah
or
racin: ray-SEEN
pale
ramaanar: rah-mahn-ARR
die, general term
ramaanla: rah-MAHN-lah
mortal (in the sense of fallible or vulnerable)
ram'ika: rah-MEE-kah
raid
ramikad: RAH-mee-KAHD
commando
ramikadyc: RAH-mee-KAHD-eesh
commando state of mind - an attitude that he/ she can do anything, endure anything, and achieve the objective. A blend of complete confidence and extreme tenacity instilled in special forces during training. Can also be used informally to describe a determined, focused person.
ram'or: RAHM-ohr
attack, beseige
ramorla: rah-MOR-lah
besieged
ram'ser: RAM-sair
sniper, marksman
rang: rahng
ash
Rangir!: RAN-geer
To hell with it!
ranov'la: rah-NOHV-lah
secret
ratiin: RAH-teen
always
rayshe'a: ray-SHEE-ah
five
raysh'olan: RAYSH-oh-lahn
five hundred
ray'ture: ray-TOOR-ay
week
redalur: red-AH-loor
dance (verb)
rejorhaa'ir: ree-JOR-har-EER
tell
resol: reh-SOL
six
Resol'nare: RAY-sol NAH-ray
Six Actions, the tenets of Mando life
ret: rayt
Perhaps, maybe
Ret'!: rayt
Bye! See you!
ret'lini. : Rayt-LEE-nee
just in case (colloquial - Mandos are cautious and always have a plan B)
Ret'urcye mhi: ray-TOOR-shay-MEE
Goodbye - lit. "Maybe we'll meet again"
ret'yc: RET-eesh
possible
riduur: REE-door
partner, spouse, husband, wife
riduurok: ree-DOO-rok
love bond, specifically between spouses - marriage agreement
riye: REE-yay
favor, benefit, good turn
rohak: RO-hahk
defeat
rohakar: ro-ha-KAR
defeat (verb)
rol'eta: ROHL-ay-tah
sixty
ru, r': roo
past tense prefix
rud: rood
around
rugam: ROO-gahm
sphere, ball
runi: roo-NEE
soul (poetic only)
rusur: roo-SOOR
land, ships or troops
ruug: roog
old age
ruug'la: ROOG-lah
old
ruus: roos
rock
ruusaan: roo-SAHN
reliable one (popular female name)
ruusaanyc: roo-SAHN-eesh
reliable, trustworthy
ruusaar: ROO-sahr
foundation
ruus'alor: ROOS-ahl-or
sergeant
ruyot: ROO-yot
the past, history
sakagal: SAH-kah-gal
X-wing
sal: sahl
color
sapanyc: sah-PAHN-eesh
electromagnetic
sarad: SAH-rad
flower, bloom
saviin: sah-VEEN
violet
senaar: sen-ARR
bird
sen'tra: SEN-tra
jetpack
serim: SAIR-eem
accurate, correct
serimir: SAIR-ee-meer
be right, to be accurate
sha: sha
at (before vowel - shal)
sha ca'nara: SHAH kah-NAH-rah
specific time - literally at time, often used in questions
shaadlar: SHAHD'lar
move
shaap : shahp
wood
shaap'yc: sha-PEESH
wooden
shabiir: sha-BEER
screw up - impolite
shabla: SHAH-bla
screwed up - impolite
shab'rudur: shah-BROO-dur
mess with - very strong language in Mando'a, so use only in extreme circumstances
shabuir: SHAH-boo-EER
extreme insult - "jerk", but much stronger
sha'kajir: SHAH-ka-JEER
over a meal, at the dinner table, like the French "à table" - the word for table comes from the word for level, flat, so the implication is one of equals breaking bread together
sha'kajir: SHAH-ka-JEER
cease-fire, truce (from the practice of sitting down at a table with refreshments to talk terms, as in the same term for "over a meal")
shal: shahl
at (before vowel)
sharal: SHAH-ral
lazy
sheber: SHEH-bair
sit (verb)
sheb'ika: sheh-BEE-kah
botty, tush (diminutive of shebs) - kids' word but sometimes used ironically or in humour
shebs: shebs
backside, rear, buttocks (also rear of building etc)
sheb'urcyin: sheh-BOOR-shin
sycophant, toady, "butt-kisser"
she'cu: SHAY-koo
nine
she'eta: shayta
fifty
she'eta'olan: SHAYTA-oh-lahn
five thousand
sh'ehn: shayn
eight
shehn'eta: shayn-EH-tah
eighty
shekemir: SHEH-kay-meer
follow
shek'eta: SHAYK-ay-tah
ninety
shereshir: shair-AYSH-eer
kidnap, seize
shereshoy: sheh-REYSH-oy
lust for life and much more - uniquely Mandalorian word, meaning the enjoyment of each day and the determination to seek and grab every possible experience, as well as surviving to see the next day - hanging onto life and relishing it. An understandable state of mind/ emotion for a warrior people. Closely related to the words for live, hunt and stay safe - and, of course "oya". All from the same root.
shev'la: SHAYV-lah
silent
shi: shee
just, only
shig: sheeg
beverage - any infusion of whatever's available, but usually a mildly stimulant herb with a citrus flavor called behot
shiib: sheeb
thin
shi'yayc: shee-YAYSH
yellow
sho'cye: SHOW-shay
ocean
shok : shohk
beam, joist (wood or other material)
shokita: SHOK-ee-tah
shelf
shonar: SHOW-nar
wave (noun, as in sea) - literally 'ocean movement'
sho'sen: SHOW-sen
submarine, submersible
shosenla: show-SEN-la
submerged, sunk, under water
shukalar: SHOO-kah-lar
to crush (in any sense), to conquer
shuk: shook
rift, tear
shuk'la: SHOOK-lah
fragmented, broken, crushed
shuk'la: shook-EESH
not working, no use, useless, broken down, out of order - usually said of machinery
shuk'la gett'se: SHOOK-lah GETT-say
crushed or ground nuts (topping or ingredient for uj)
shuk'la riduurok : SHOOK-lah ree-DOOR-ok
divorce
shuk'orok: shoo-KOH-rok
crushgaunt
shukur: SHOO-koor
break
shuner: shoon
bread
shuner: SHOO-nair
flour, meal
shupur: SHOO-poor
injury
shupur'yc: shoo-POOR-esh
injured
shupuur: shoo-POOR
injure
shushai: shoo-SHAI
sensor (lit. eye-listening)
shu'shuk: shoo-SHOOK
disaster, big screw-up etc
simir: see-MEER
year
sim'olan: seem-oh-LAHN
century
sirbur: SEER-boor
say
siver: SEE-vair
degree
skanah: SKAH-nah
much-hated thing or person
skira: SKEE-rah
settling scores, revenge. feud (different to vengeance - more personal)
skotah: SKOH-tah
short
skraan: scrahn
food, "scran" (generic slang for a meal)
skraan'ikase: SKRAH-nee-KAY-say
assorted small snacks like meze or tapas - "small eats" - a celebratory meal for Mandos because it can take hours to eat, and the dishes are often fiddly, a contrast to the easy-to-eat, quick meals necessary in the field
slaat: slaht
mud
Slana'pir!: SLAH-nah-PEER
Get out! get lost! (very impolite)
slanar: SLAH-nar
go
solegot: SOH-lay-goot
computer (lit. counting machine)
soletar: so-LAY-tahr
count
solus: SOH-loos
alone, vulnerable
solus: SOH-loos
each, one
solus: SOH-loos
individual
solus: SOH-loos
united, as one
sol'yc: sohl-EESH
first
sol'yc: sol-EESH
first (ordinal)
Sooran, shab! : soo-RAHN shahb
Contemptuous and triumphant comment - like "suck on that, chum!"
sooranir: SOO-rah-neer
suck, absorb, draw up (liquid)
sosol ti: so-SOHL tee
equal with
spirba: SPEER-bah
pass (as in break in terrain)
staabi: STAH-bee
right
striil: streel
strill - highly intelligent six-legged hunting carnivore, capable of gliding and flight
striilir: STREE-leer
track, trail
su: SOO
still, yet
Su cuy'gar: Soo COO-ee-gar
Hello - lit. "You're still alive."
Su'cuy: Soo-COO-ee
Hi!
sur'ar: soo-RAR
concentrate, focus
sur'gaan: soor-GAHN
picture
sur'haai: soor-HAI
eye
sur'ulur: SOOR-oo-LOOR
keep an eye on, monitor
sushir: SOO-sheer
listen
susulur: SOO-soo-LOOR
hear
suum: soom
beyond
Suum ca'nara : Soom CAH-na-RAH
the state of blissful rest and peace
suumpir: SOOM-peer
lake
suvarir: soo-VAHR-eer
understand
taab: tahb
foot
taab'echaaj'la: TAHB-eh-CHAHJ-lah
deceased, passed on (lit: marched far away)
taabir: TAH-beer
march
taakur: TAHR-koor
bone
taap: tahp
location
taap: tahp
point, position
ta'ayl: tah-AYL
jailer
tabalhar: tah-BAHL-har
patrol (verb)
tabalut: tah-BAHL-oot
patrol (noun) - on patrol: bat'balut (adj)
t'ad: tahd
two
tad'eta: TAHD-ay-tah
seventy
takisir: TAH-kees-eer
insult (verb)
takisit: tah-KEE-sit
insult (noun)
tal: tahl
blood
tal'din: tal-DEEN
bloodline
tal'galar: tal-GAL-ahr
spill blood, bleed
tal'onidir: tahl-ON-ee-DEE-neer
to sweat blood, to "give blood" - idiom for going that extra mile or making an all-out effort
talyc: tahl-EESH
Bloody, bloodstained - of steak, rare.
ta'raysh: ta-RAYSH
ten
ta'raysh solus: TAH-raysh-SO-lus
eleven
ta'raysholan: TAH-raysh-oh-lahn
thousand
tatugir: tah-TOO-geer
repeat
tayat: TAI-aht
storage
tay'haai: TAY-hai
archivist, reporter
Tayli'bac?: TIE-lee-BAHK
Got it? Okay? Understand? (Often very aggressive.)
taylir: TIE-leer
hold, keep, preserve
te: teh
the (rarely used)
tebec: TEH-bek
ammunition
tegaanalir: teh-GAHN-ah-leer
rescue
teh: tay
from
te'habir...be: the-HAH-beer beh
remove, take out (when used transitively, be precedes the object - No te'habi kad be dalab )
tengaanar: TEN-gah-nahr
show, display (lit. open hand)
tenn: ten
open
teroch: tay-ROCH
pitiless
tettar: TET-ar
kick
ti: tee
with
tigaanur: tee-GAH-noor
touch
tihaar: TEE-har
alcoholic drink - strong clear spirit made from fruit, like eau de vie
tiingilar: TEEN-gee-lahr
blisteringly spicy Mandalorian casserole
tiin'la: teen-LAH
coarse
tion: TEE-on
interrogative prefix, used for a question
Tion gar gai?: Tee-ON gar- GUY
What's your name?
Tion'ad : tee-on-AD
who? (Lit: what person?)
Tion'ad hukaat'kama?: Tee-ON-ahd HOO-kaht-KA-ma
Who's watching your back?
tionas: tee-OH-nahs
Question, puzzle
Tion'cuy?: Tee-ON-coo-EE
Who's that? (often used as a challenge to identify someone - like ""Halt! Who goes there?""
tionir: tee-OHN-eer
question, interrogate
tion'jor: Tee-ON-jor
why?
tion'meh: tee-ON-may
what if?
Tion'solet?: Tee-ON-soh-LAYT
How many? How much?
tion'tuur: tee-ON-toor
when? (lit. which day)
to: toh
join, connection
tok'kad: toh-KAHD
retreat
to'kursh: toh-KOORSH
orchard
tolase: toh-LAH-say
system (lit. joined things)
tom: tohm
alliance
tomad: toh_MAHD
ally
tome: TOH-may
together (plural)
tome'tayl: TOH-meh-TAYL
memory
tom'urcir: tohm-OOR-seer
converge
tomyc: TOH-meesh
joint
tom'yc: TPH-meesh
allied
tor: tohr
justice
tra: trah
space, void
tra : trah
star field
traat'aliit: TRAHT-ah-LEET
squad, team
Traat'aliit gar besbe'trayc: Traht-ah-LEET bes-beh-TRAYSH
The squad is your weapon
traatika: tra-TEE-kah
platoon
tracinya: trah-SHEE-nah
flame
tracyaat: tra-SHEE-at
artillery
Tra'cyar mav: tra-SHEE-ar-mahv
fire at will
tracyn: trah-SHEEN
fire
tracy'uur: trah-SHOOR
blaster
tranyc: TRAH-neesh
sunny (lit. star-burned)
trat'aab: traht-AHB
infantry
trat'ade: traht-AH-day
forces
trattok'or: TRAT-oh-kor
fail, fall, collapse
tratur: TRAH-toor
man, staff, form the strength of, represent
tratyc: TRAH-teesh
in a state of collapse
trikar: TREE-kar
sadness
trikar'la: tree-KAHR
sad
troan: trawn
face
troch: troch
certainly (archaic, like verily)
tsad: sahd
alliance, group
tsad droten: ZAD DROH-ten
group of people, Republic
Tsad Droten: tsahd-DROH-ten
senate, assembly
tsikador: zee-KAH-dor
prepare, get ready
tsikala: zee-KAH-lah
prepared, ready
tug'yc: too-GEESH
again
tuur: toor
day
udes: OO-des
rest, leisure
Udesii!: oo-DAY-see
Calm down! Take it easy!
udesiir: oo-DAY-seer
relax, take it easy, calm down, find respite
udesla: oo-DESS-lah
calm (of sea etc) unflappable (of a person), serene, relaxed
uj'alayi: oo-jah-LIE-ee
uj cake - dense, very sweet flat cake made of ground nuts, syrup, pureed dried fruit and spice
uj'ayl: oo-JAY-ul
thick scented syrup used in cooking
ukor b'ukor: OO-kor BOO-kor
forced to make a decision - lit. "when push comes to shove"
ukoror: oo-KOR-or
push, shove
ulik: OO-leek
mount, pack animal,
ulur: OOL-oor
care, take notice of
ulur: OO-loor
detect
ulyc: OO-leesh
careful, carefully
umaan: UM-ahn
difficult
urakto: oo-RAHK-to
hard, difficult
uram: OO-rahm
mouth
urcir: oor-SEER
meet
ures: oo-REES
without, lacking
urmankalar: oor-MAHN-kah-lar
believe (distinct from knowing)
Usen'ye!: oo-SEN-yeh
Go away! (Very rude - from same root as osik)
utreekov: oo-TREE-kov
fool, idiot (lit. emptyhead)
ut'reeyah: oot-REE-yah
empty
utrel'a: oo-TREy-lah
clear (as in "All clear")
utreyar: oo-TREE-yar
clear (verb)
utyc: OO-teesh
slimy
uur: oor
silence
uvete: oo-VAY-tay
worlds (poetic)
vaabir: VAH-beer
do
vaal: vahl
during, while
vaar: vahr
early, undeveloped, half-grown
vaar'ika: var-EE-kah
pip-squeak, runt
vaar'tur: vahr-TOOR
morning
vaii: vay
where
vaii'la: vai-EE-lah
directional
val: vahl
they, theirs
veeray: VEER-ay
area
veman: veh-MAHN
real, genuine
ven: vehn
future tense prefix
vencuyanir: ven-COO-yah-neer
sustain, keep alive, preserve
vencuyot: vain-COO-ee-ot
future
ver'alor: VAIR-ah-LOR
lieutenant
verborir: VAIR-bor-EER
hire, buy, contract
verburyc: vair-BOOR-eesh
loyal
vercopa: vair-KOH-pa
wish, dream
Vercopa...: vair-KOH-pa
May this happen, I wish... prefixes statement
vercopaanir: VAIR-koh-PAH-neer
wish, to hope
verd: vaird
soldier, warrior
verda: VAIR-dah
warriors (archaic plural)
verde: VAIR-day
soldiers
verd'ika: vair-DEE-kah
private (rank) Can be used affectionately, often to a child; "little soldier" - context is critical.
verd'yc: VAIR-deesh
aggressive (not necessarily negative!)
ver'gebuir: vair-geh-boo-EER
bodyguard lit: hired guardian (almost-father)
veriduur: VER-ee-DOOR
courtesan
ver'mircit: VAIR-meer-seet
hostage
ver'verd: vair-VAIRD
mercenary
veshok: VESH-ok
large evergreen tree with a grain similar to Earth oak
ve'vut: vay-VOOT
gold
vheh: feh
earth, dust, soil
vheh'yaim: veh-YAYM
temporary hut made of wattle and daub, a "basha"
vhekad: FAY-kahd
sand (literally 'sharp soil')
vhekadla: fay-KAHD-lah
sandy
vhekaj: VEH-kahj
map
vhetin: vet-EEN
plain, fields - open, flat or gently rolling land
vhett: fet
farmer
vhey: vay
mine (ordnance)
vhipir: fee-PEER
mist
vi: vee
we (rare - archaic)
videk: vee-DEK
neck
viinir: VEEN-eer
run
vod: vohd
brother
vod: vohd
comrade, "mate"
vod: vohd
sister
Vor entye: vor-ENT-yay
Thank you (lit. "I accept a debt")
Vor'e!: VOHR-ay
Thanks!
vorer: VAW-rehr
accept
vorpan: VOR-pahn
green
vorpan'oy: vor-PAHN'oy
vegetation
vurel: VOO-rayl
ever
vu'traat: VOO-traht
special forces
vutyc: VOOT-eesh
special
waadas: WAH-daas
credits, wealth
waadasla: wah-DAHS-lah
valuable
warra'se: WAR-ah-say
warra nuts
wasuur: WAH-soor
west
Wayii!: Why-EE or WHY-ee
Good grief! General exclamation of surprise, good or bad.
wer: wair
eon (archaic)
Wer'cuy: Wair-COO-ee
It was ages ago. - colloquial, often used as "Forget it" or "It doesn't matter"
werda : WAIR-dah
darkness - archaic plural - dha werda - dark light, shadows -i.e. stealth
werde: WAIR-day
darkness
werdla: WAIRD-lah
stealthy, invisible
werlaara: wer-LAR-ah
myth (archaic)
woor: wooer
wind
yacur: YAH-soor
flush out
ya'gai: YAH-guy
bowl
yai: yay
belly, womb
yaihadla: yai-HAHD-lah
pregnant
yaihi'l: YAH-heel
full
yaim: yaym
home
yaimi: yay-MEE
neighbor
yaim'la: YAYM'la
comfortable, familiar, sense of "at home". Can also mean local to the speaker.
yaim'ol: yai-MOHL
return, homecoming
yaimpar: yay-EEM-par
return
yai'yai: YAY-aye
"richly nourishing" - peculiarly Mandalorian description of dense, high-calorie food, of great importance to people dependent on highly portable field rations
yaiyai'yc: yai-YAI-eesh
bloated, satisfied
yamika: yah-MEE-kah
room, chamber
yilad: yee-LAHD
array (noun)
yustapir: YOOST-ah-PEER
river (lit: water road)
yustarud: YOOST-arood
perimeter