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MANDO’A PRONUNCIATION ENGLISH
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
NUMBERS
1 solus
2 t’ad
3 ehn
4 cuir
5 rayshe’a
6 resol
7 e’tad
8 sh’ehn
9 she’cu
10 ta’raysh
20 ad’eta
30 ehn’eta
40 cur’eta
50 she’eta
60 rol’eta
70 tad’eta
80 shehn’eta
90 shek’eta
100 olan
500 reysh’olan
1000 ta’raysholan
5000 she’eta’olan
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