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Klingonese, or tlhIngan Hol, was the language of the Klingon race.

Vocabulary Edit

General terms Edit

Original Translation/Description Usage
baktag an insult (potentially shit) spoken by Hassan the Undying in reference to Kardok[1]
baQa' an expletive (damn[2]) used by Kardok after he failed to kill Hassan[1]
lujta' jIH an exclamation (I have failed[2]) spoken by a Klingon stationed on the Paulson Nebula listening post[3]
petaQ an exclamation or insult spoken by B'vat toward Kardok and by Targan toward Thelin[4]
spoken by Kardok toward Tommy Angelo[5]
spoken by Kardok both directly and indirectly to Hassan[6]

Items Edit

Original Translation/Description Usage
bat'leth a bladed weapon wielded by Kardok and B'vat in close combat[7]

Religion Edit

Original Translation/Description Usage
Gre'thor equivalent to Hell mentioned by Kardok and B'vat[7][8]
Kuvah'magh the savior of our people translated by Thelin and spoken by Jason Fredricks, B'vat, and Targan[4]

Words Edit

A list of common Klingon words, with Human English equivalents. Translations taken from Bing Translator.

Klingonese English English (literal)
baH fire fire
bangwI' my beloved my love
d'k tahg warrior's knife d'k tahg*
Du'cha on speakers on speakers
ghIqtal to the death to the death
kellicam measurement of distance (1 ke = 2 km) kellicam*
maj ram good night good night
Mauk-to'Vor a death/honor restoration ritual Mauk-to'Vor
nuqneH hello hello
parmaq an agressive form of love love
paramaqqay romantic partner companion
qa'meH quv replacers of honor with dishonor replacement honorable
Qapla' success success
qarDaSngan Cardassian Cardassian
QIn sow (as in seed) sow
quvHa' puqloD dishonored son the son of dishonor
romuluSngan Romulan Romulan
Sto-vo-kor place of the honored dead Sto-vo-kor*
taHqeq epithet (an insult)
tajtiq a long knife knife
tera'ngan Human Terran
tlhIngan Klingon Klingon
to'ba epithet (an insult)
verengan Ferengi Ferengi
vulqangan Vulcan Vulcan
yan sword sword

* English equivalents marked with an asterisk have the same literal definition as their Klingonese counterparts.

Phrases Edit

Phrases from various Star Trek productions. Translations taken from Bing Translator.

Klingonese English
'ay'vamDaq nuHmey tIQeq Target weapons on this section
bortaS bIr jablu'DI' reH QaQqu' nay' Revenge is a dish which is best served cold
Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam It is a good day to die
jIlajneS. ghIj qet jaghmeyjaj I accept. May you enemies run with fear
matlh! jol yIchu'! Maltz! Activate beam!
Mok'Ta vor, kash a'VEH You are an enemy of my House
naDev ghoS Come here
nuqneH, qaleghneS What do you want? I am honored to see you
quv lughaj Archer HoD beqDaj je Captain Archer and his crew are honorable people
SoHvaD pagh vIjatlh, Human! I have nothing to say to you, Human!
taH pagh taHbe' To be or not to be
wIy cha' Show tactical display

Songs Edit

Drinking song:

Klingonese English
'ej 'Iw ngIb tISchoHlaHbe'bogh And the blood was ankle deep
'ej tISchoHlaHbe'bogh Doq qet bIQtIq skral And the River Skral ran deep red
Hoch jaj wovbe' jaj On the day above all days
ghorgh Heghpu' HoS'ar mIgh vIHoHqang qeylIS When Kahless killed evil Molor dead

The Warrior's Anthem:[9]

Klingonese English
Qoy! puqloD qeylIS. Hear! Sons of Kahless.
Qoy! puqbe' je. Hear! Daughters too.
may' 'Iw DaSay'moHtaHvIS choSay'moHlaH The blood of battle washes clean
SuvwI' yoH 'ej, teH. The Warrior brave and true.
maSuv, bang maH, 'ej vaj HoH maH. We fight, we love, and then we kill.
yIn meQ ngaj 'ej wov. Our lives burn short and bright,
vaj batlh Hegh 'ej vavma' yo' qIj maH nuqDaq Then we die with honor and join our fathers in the Black Fleet where
may' maH reH, may' vegh Eternal ghob. we battle forever, battling on through the Eternal fight.

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