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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

  • Valar morghulis

    All men must die. 

  • Valar dohaeris

    All men must serve.

  • Muña Zaldrizoti

    Mother of Dragons

  • Valyrio muño ēngos ñuhys issa

    Valyrian is my mother tongue.

  • Skoros morghot vestri?

    What do we say to death?

  • Tubī daor

    Not today

  • Bantis zōbrie issa se ossȳngnoti lēdys

  • Avy jorrāelan

    I love you.

  • Kostilus

    Please, perhaps

  • Skorverdon dekuroti Dōros hen kesīr ilza?

    How much farther is the Wall?

  • Sparos Āegenkon Dēmalion dēmassis?

    Who holds the Iron Throne?

  • Riña dōre brōzi ēza

    A girl has no name.

  • Ñuhor līr gūrēnna

    I will take what is mine.

  • Vīlībāzmosa iderennī emilun

    I would like a trial by combat. 

  • Tolī rhūqo lōtinti, kostilus

    More pigeon pie, please. 

  • Skorī dēmalȳti tymptir tymis, ērinis iā morghūlis

    When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. 

  • Daoruni gīmī, Ionos Sōnaro

    You know nothing, Jon Snow. 

  • Lannister va moriot zyha gēlȳnī addemmis

    A Lannister always pays his debts. 

  • Ao ynoma dīnilūks?

    Will you marry me?

  • Dovaogēdy

    An Unsullied

  • Dracarys


  • Valyrio muño ēngos ñuhys issa

    Valyrian is my mother tongue.

  • Sōnar mastan

    Winter is here.

  • Nerni ōrēs

  • Skoriot rāenābion ilza?

    Where's the bathroom?