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You can now take a course in Dothraki, the language from Game of Thrones

Athchomar chomakaan! (That’s ‘hello’.)

daenarys Source: HBO

ARE YOU A GAME of Thrones fan? Wish you could learn some conversational Dothraki for going about your daily business? Well now you can.

Following in the footsteps of other fictional languages like Elvish and Klingon, you will now be able to actually study Dothraki, the language spoken by characters like Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen.

The Daily Dot reports that David J Peterson, a linguist who is responsible for most of the language we hear on the show, has created a Living Language course in Dothraki.

dothraki Source: Living Language

You can choose between a Dothraki book and CD or an ‘expanded’ online course – companion app will also be available so you can practice on the go.

The course won’t get you completely fluent (as the language doesn’t really have a full vocabulary yet) but you could learn how to casually converse in Dothraki. Just in case you ever bump in to Daenerys Targaryen on the street, or something.

Here are some sample phrases to get you started:

  • Athchomar chomakaan! – Hello!
  • Lajak haj – A strong warrior
  • Hrazef dik – The horse is fast
  • Khaleesi zheanae – The queen is beautiful

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