Useful phrases in Klingon

A collection of useful phrases in Klingon, a constructed language created by the linguist Marc Okrand for the Star Trek films.

Key to abbreviations: sg = said to one person, pl = said to more than one person, >sup = said to a superior

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English tlhIngan Hol (Klingon)
Welcome yI'el (sg)
pe'el (pl) (enter!)
Hello (General greeting) nuqneH ()
('What do you want?') - general 'greeting' used when confronted by another)
How are you? bIpIv'a' (Are you healthy?)
Reply to 'How are you?' jIpIv. bIpIv'a' (I am healthy. Are you healthy?)
Long time no see qaleghqa'mo' jIQuch
(I'm glad because I see you again)
(I am honored to see you again) >sup
What's your name? nuq 'oH ponglIj'e'?
My name is ... ...jIH
...'oH pongwIj'e'
Where are you from? munglIj nuq
I'm from ... mungwIj 'oH ...'e'
Pleased to meet you qaqIHneS >sup
qaqIHmo' jIQuch
Good night maj ram (Good, it is night!)
yInajchu' (Dream perfectly)
(Parting phrases)
Qapla'! (Success!)
Good luck! Qapla'! (Success!)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
'IwlIj jachjaj ("May your blood scream!")
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
yISop! (sg)
peSop! (pl)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Qapla'! (Success!)
Do you understand? bIyaj'a'? (sg)
Suyaj'a'? (pl)
I understand jIyaj
I don't understand jIyajbe'
I don't know jISovbe'
Please speak more slowly QIt yIjatlh
Please say that again 'e' yIjatlhqa'
Please write it down 'e' yIghItlh
Do you speak Klingon? tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh'a'?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
HIja'. loQ vIjatlhlaH
I'm learning Klingon tlhIngan Hol vIghojtaH
Do you speak a language
other than
tlhIngan Hol 'oHbe'bogh latlh Hol'e' DajatlhlaH'a'?
How do you say ... in Klingon? tlhIngan Hol vIjatlhtaHvIS, chay' ... vIjatlh?
How much is this? Huch 'ar DaneH? ("How much money do you want?")
Thank you qatlho' (not used by Klingons)
Where's the toilet / bathroom? nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e'?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Hoch DIl [loD/be']vam
Would you like to dance with me? mamI' DaneH'a'? nItebHa' mamI' DaneH'a'?
I love you qamuSHa'
Get well soon tugh bIpIvchoHjaj
Leave me alone! naDevvo' yIghoS! (speaking to one person)
naDevvo' peghoS! (speaking to multiple people)
Help! HIQaH! QaH!
Fire! qul!
Stop! mev!
Call the police! 'avwI' tIghuHmoH! (Alert the guards!)
Christmas greetings QISmaS DatIvjaj 'ej DIS chu' DatIvjaj (sg)
(     )
QISmaS botIvjaj 'ej DIS chu' botIvjaj (pl)
(     )
Birthday greetings qoSlIj DatIvjaj (sg)
qoSraj botIvjaj (pl)
One language is never enough not yap wa' Hol
My hovercraft is full of eels lupDujHomwIj luteb gharghmey
lupDujHomwIj lubuy'moH gharghmey

Klingon recordings provided by Jan Jurčík, and some phrases and corrections by Felix and De'vID.

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