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Rosario Dawson Speaks Klingon? 10 Phrases You Should Know

We all know she's pretty and some of us even know she's a Treo junkie, but did you know that Rosario Dawson loves Star Trek and speaks Klingon? Rosario recently shared her hidden interests and talents with the geeky Conan O'Brien - leaving millions of men and women worldwide to conclude she's the hottest geek ever.

In case you are the .01 percent of the population that's confused, Klingon is the language of those bumpy headed aliens of Star Trek. There's even a Klingon Language Institute that offers support for your "exploration of the galaxy's fastest growing language." I know most people resist admitting they are Trekkies and these days it's a lot cooler to be a Battlestar Galactica fan, but there are still some key Klingon phrases you should know,

It's my belief that a little Klingon never hurt anyone. Whether you're trying to attract that super geeky guy, bond with your sibling or trying to tell that geeky guy to "naDevvo' yIghoS" in his own language, here are some phrases you need to know.

Klingon Words and Phrases You Should Know
English Klingon
Yes HIja' or HISlaH
No ghobe'
Hello. (Roughly, "What do you want?") nuqneH
What's happening? qaStaH nuq?
Where is the bathroom? nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e'
Don't be silly. yIDoghQo'
Happy birthday. qoSlIj DatIvjaj
No, don't, I won't. Qo'
Well done! majQa'
Go away. naDevvo' yIghoS

For more Klingon help visit the The Klingon Language Institute


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karmapunch karmapunch 9 years
wow, that's hilarious!
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Hahja I love Rosario. I'm a reluctant trekkie, my mum use to make me watch it with her so much that I didn't realise at some point I started liking it.
haze1nut haze1nut 9 years
yeah she is the hottest geek ever! she even has her own comic book?? she just seems really down to earth, like bff material
Phil Phil 9 years
Yes, Bugness, she got hotter. I think my glasses steamed up!
jendudley jendudley 9 years
My husband is a closet trekkie. I work in a library and we have a gazillion vhs trek series and they are very popular. I myself do not understand why.
bugness bugness 9 years
If you're going to make fun of us, it's "Trekkies" please. :p There are some people that take it too far, but you have to wonder WHY there's such a great following for the show. I'd explain the many reasons, but I really don't have the time to waste on an unwilling audience. I'm assuming that you feel the same about people who learn Elvish?
spanic-n-cheese spanic-n-cheese 9 years
I've never got how people can be so obsessed with star trek that they learn a made up language. I just watched a documentary about "trekkers" and I laughed the whole way through.
bugness bugness 9 years
Wow. I might need to watch that again, but I could swear I saw Rosario get hotter. *watches again* yep. hotter. lol -Bug
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 9 years
I'm the opposite of krampalicious. I love Rosario Dawson and I am totally confused by her Klingon related love. I am a geek but draw the line at Klingon.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
I love Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I loathe Rosario Dawson. I don't know how I feel about this.
Tech Tech 9 years
yIDoghQo'. I am sure it's great :)
ZergGirl ZergGirl 9 years
I'm a proud Trekkie! My Klingon is a little rusty tho, lol.
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