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Mando'a Lesson 1

First Meetings
My name is                                                                Ner gai _______
Your name is                                                            Gar gai _______
What's your name? /Who are you?                         Tion gar gai?
Good to meet you                                                    Jate'urcye gar

What's new with you? (How are you?)                 Me'vaar ti gar?
So you're still alive (Hello)                                        Su cuy'gar
Hi!                                                                            Su'cuy
Let me buy you a drink                                            Gal'gala
Welcome                                                                 Olarom
What do you want?/What would you like?              Me'copaani?
You looking at me funny, pal?                                 Duraani, burc'ya?
Are you looking for a smack in the face, mate?        Copaani mirshmure'cye vod?

Bye!  (See you!)                                                       Ret'!
Get out! (Get lost!)                                                 Slana'pir!
Go away!                                                                 Usen'ye!
Maybe we'll meet again (Goodbye)                          Ret'urcye mhi
Stay alive (Come back safely)                                  K'oyacyi!

I /Me                                                                        Ni
My/Mine                                                                   Ner
You/Your                                                                 Gar
He, him, his /She, her, hers                                     Kaysh
They/Theirs                                                             Val
We/Us                                                                     Mhi
Ours                                                                        Mhor

To be            Cuyir

I am      Ni [cuy]     
I was      Ni ru [cuy]
I am not      Nu'ni [cuy]

You are       Gar [cuy]     
You were       Gar ru [cuy]
You are not    Nu'gar [cuy]

He/she is            Kaysh [cuy]      
He/she was        Kaysh ru [cuy]     
He/She is not      Ne'Kaysh [cuy]

They are             Val [cuye]     
They were            Val ru [cuye]    
They are not         Ne'val [cuye]

We are                   Mhi [cuye]     
We were                Mhi ru [cuye]
We are not             Ne'mhi [cuye]

People (titles/nouns)
Man                                                                          Jag
Male                                                                         Jagyc
Woman                                                                 Dala
Female                                                                 Dalyc

Archivist/Reporter                                                    Tay'haai
Bandit/Petty Thief/Villan                                          Ge'hutuun
Battalion                                                                 Akaata
Bodyguard                                                               Ver'gebuir
Jedi                                                                          Jetii
Captain                                                                    Alor'ad
Chancellor                                                                Alor
Civilian                                                                     Neverd
Corporal                                                                 Alor'uus
Commander                                                             Al'verde
Commando                                                              Ramikad
Count                                                                      Soletar
Courtesan                                                               Veriduur
Coward                                                                   Hut'uun
Engineer                                                                 Gotabor
Farmer                                                                     Vhett
Grenadier                                                                Goor'verd
Guard                                                                      Aran
Guardian/Protector                                                  Cabur
Killer/Assasin                                                           Kyramud
Leader/Chief/Boss/Officer/Constable                      Alor
Lieutenant                                                               Ver'alor
Medic                                                                       Baar'ur
Mercenary                                                               Ver'verd
Neighbour                                                                Yaimi
Prisoner                                                                   Mirci't
Private                                                                     Verd'ika
Pupil/Student                                                           Hibir
Sniper                                                                      Ram'ser
Sergeant                                                                  Ruus'alor
Sith                                                                          Darjetii
Soldier/Warrior                                                        Verd
SuperCommando                                                     Ori'ramikad
Traitor/Foreigner/Outsider                                       Aruetii
Blacksmith/metal worker                                          Goran
Fans/Supporters/Devotees                                      Cyar'tomade

Su'cuy!  Ner gai Linzero. Tion gar gai?  Ni cuy Dala.  Ni cuy Tay'haai.  Bic ru jate'urcye gar.  Ret'urcye mhi!

(Hi!  My name is Linzero.  What's your name?  I am a woman.  I am a Librarian.   It was good to meet you.  Maybe we'll meet again someday!)
Welcome to the Mandalorian language, which was created by Karen Traviss/LucasArts. I have taken the dictionary, grammar guide and every other scrap of information I could find and have started trying to put them in an order that [theoretically] could be taught in a classroom. I know that Mando’a may never be completed as a language now, but I wanted to try to teach myself as much as I could.

So yeah, none of this belongs to me. Its all property of LucasArts; created by Karen Traviss.
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Ashamur-Ijaat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member
I've started teaching Mando'a to a small group of people on the Star Wars Gamer's group on Steam. I base some of what I do off of your lessons here, but of course I use the mando'a dictionary for a lot of it as well since I teach it verbally as well (so pronunciation matters) Anyways, thank you for creating these helpful guides.
Linzero Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  I'm always happy to hear these lessons help people out!  ^_^
Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Could you add the pronunciation of the words to the lesson groups? That way one can read it properly and later, speak it properly rather than just typing?
Linzero Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have any plans at this time to add a pronunciation guide, sorry.  Maybe in the future.
Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Ah. ok. :3
sop56 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Su'cuy! Ni gai sop56. Ni cuy hibir. Jate'uchye gar!  Ret'! 
Linzero Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vor'e par haa'tayli!
sop56 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ba'gedet'ye!  What does haa'tayli mean?
Linzero Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the verb "to see".  There wasn't a verb for reading or taking a look, so I kinda misused it.  Gotta work with what we've got.  ^_^
sop56 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah ok. Cool! Thanks for telling me!
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