A fictional language constructed for George R. R. Martin’s immensely famous fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire and its television adaptation Game of Thrones, Dothraki is now a worldwide phenomenon.
In 2012, one year after the first season of the TV show, 146 newborn girls in the USA were named “khaleesi” (Dothraki for ‘queen’ to a khal, or ruler) after Daenerys Targaryen.
Here is a list of Dothraki phrases and idiomatic expressions to impress your friends at the next Game of Thrones viewing party!
Shekh ma shieraki anni – of man, the loved one (my sun and stars)
Jalan atthirari anni – of woman, the loved one (the moon of my life)
Shor tawakof armor – (steel dress)
Ase shafki athdrivar – Your wish is my command (Your words are death)
Sek, k’athjilari – Yes, definitely (Yes, by rightness.)
Vos. Vosecchi! –No. No way!
Me nem nesa – It is known.
Hash yer dothrae chek asshekh? – How are you today? (Do you ride well today?)
Anha dothrak chek asshekh – I feel well today. (I ride well today.)
Hajas! Goodbye – (be strong)
If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, check to see if you recognize these High Valyrian phrases from the show.
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