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50 High Valyrian Phrases 'Game of Thrones' Fans Can Learn Today

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Valyrian languages were created for the television adaptation of Game of Thrones by a linguist named David Peterson, the current go-to guy in Hollywood, who has made a very nice career inventing fake languages for movies and television shows. The High Valyrian language on Game of Thrones is similar to real-world modern day Latin in that it is a mostly dead language. However high born children of Essos and Westeros, like Arya Stark and Daenerys Targaryen, are taught the language in order to show off their education. Here are 50 of the most important High Valyrian phrases and words.

Fan favorite Missandei said of the Valyrian languages: “The gods could not devise a more perfect tongue. It is the only proper language for poetry.” The expert translator and advisor to Daenerys knows a thing or two about languages - she's fluent in 19 different tongues.

If you want to learn High Valyrian, this easy to use translator is a great place to start. There are about 700 High Valyrian total words. However, most of the language’s important phrases and words are listed below. Unfortunately, Game of Thrones won’t last forever, but the unique High Valyrian language invented specifically for the television series will live on long after a new heir takes the Iron Throne