Most of the following phrases are in Sindarin, but some are in Quenya.

Greetings

Well met – Mae govannen [ My go-VAH-nen ]

Greetings – Suilaid [ Soo-ih-lied ]

A star shines on the hour of our meeting – Elen síla lumenn’ omentielvo (Quenya)
[ ELL-ehn SEE-lah LOO-men oh-men-tee-el-voh (the tee-el is slurred together) ]

A star shines on the time of our meeting – Gîl síla na lû govaded
[ Gil SEE-la nah loo go-VAH-dead ]

I am happy to see you again -Im gelir ceni ad lín [ Eem geh-leer keh-nee ahd leen ]

I greet thee – Le suilon [ Lay swee-lonn ]

Hello – Mára aurë (Quenya) [ Mah-rah ow-ray ]

Farewells

Farewell – Namárië [ Nah-MAR-ee-ay ]

Farewell – Navaer [ Nah-VIRE ]

The Valar be with you – Belain na le [ Beh-LINE nah lay ]

May the sun shine on your road – Calo anor na ven [ KAH-loh AH-nore nah vehn ]

Have a good day – Garo arad vaer [ GAH-roh ARE-ahd vire ]

May you have a lovely day – Nai haryuvalyë melwa rë (Quenya)
[ Nye hahr-YOO-vah-lee-ay MELL-wah ray ]

Run with the wind, go with God – Noro go hûl, bado go Eru
[ Nore-oh go hool, BAH-doe go air-OO ]

May Elbereth protect you, may her stars shine on the path of your life.
Ná Elbereth veria le, ná elenath dín síla erin rád o chuil lín.
[ Nah Ell-bare-ehth vare-ee-ah lay, nah ELL-ehn-ahth deen see-lah air-een rahd oh hweel leen ]

May the Valar keep you – I Melain berio le [ Ee meh-LINE bare-ee-oh lay ]

Farewell! – Cuio vae! [ Kwee-oh vye! ]

May blessings go with you – No galu govad gen [ No gah-loo go-vahd gehn ]

May all stars shine upon your path – No in elenath hîlar nan hâd gîn
[ No een elehn-nahth hee-lahr nahn hahd geen (hard G) ]

Goodbye – Mára mesta (Quenya) [ Mah-rah meh-stah ]

Questions

Do you speak Elvish? – Pedich Edhellen? [ PEH-deekh eth-ell-ehn? ]

Do I know you? – Iston le? [ EE-stohn lay? ]

Do you understand me? – Heniach nin? [ Hen-ee-akh neen? ]

What is your name? – Man eneth lín? [ Mahn eh-nehth leen? ]

From what land do you come? – O man dôr túliel le? [ Oh mahn dore tool-ee-ell lay? ]

What are you doing? – Man carel le? [ Mahn kah-rell lay? ]

What can I do for you? – Man anírach cerin an le? [ Mahn ah-NEAR-ahkh care-een ahn lay? ]

Will you be mine forever? – Le no an-uir nîn? [ Lay no ahn-oo-ear neen? ]

Do you want to come to my house? – Aníral toled na gar nîn?
[ Ah-NEAR-ahl tole-ehd nah gahr neen? ]

Do you want to eat? – Aníral maded? [ Ah-NEAR-ahl mah-dead? ]

Do you want to drink? – Aníral sogad? [ Ah-NEAR-ahl soe-gahd ]

Is this true? – Sen tîr? [ Sehn teer? ]

How is the weather? – Man tolthant i ‘waew? [ Mahn tole-thahnt ee wye? ]

Where is Rivendell? – Man sad Imladris? [ Mahn sahd Eem-lahd-rees? ]

Which way to Rivendell? – Man râd na Imladris? [ Mahn rahd nah Eem-lahd-rees? ]

What do you do? – Man ceril? [ Mahn kare-eel? ]

When is your birthday? (lit. “What time is your birthday?”) – Man lû nostor lîn?
[ Mahn loo nohs-tore leen? ]

Are you married? – Le gwennen? [ Lay gwehn-nehn? ]

Where are you from? – Man sâd telil? [ Mahn sahd tehl-eel? ]

When will we see each other again? – Man lû vin achenitham?
[ Mahn loo veen ah-khehn-ee-thahm? ]

How do you feel? – Man mathach? [ Mahn mah-thakh? ]

How tall are you? – Manen orchal le? [ Mah-nehn ore-khahl lay? ]

How are you? – Manen nalyë? (Quenya) [ Mah-nehn nahl-yay? ]

Commands

Look! – Tiro! [ TEAR-oh! ]

Go to Middle-earth! – Bado na Ennorath! [ BAH-doh nah enn-ore-ahth ]

Leave me alone! – Gwanno ereb nin! [ GWAH-no air-ehb neen! ]

Stop that! – Daro i! [ DAR-oh ee! ]

Quiet! – Sedho! [ SEH-tho! ]

Open! – Edro! [ ED-ro! ]

Listen! – Lasto! [ LAHS-toe! ]

Keep off the grass – Ava vanta i salquessë (Quenya) [ Ah-vah vahn-tah ee sahl-QUEHS-say ]

Give me —’ – Anno nin — [ Ahn-no neen — ]

Be watchful! – No diriel! [ No dear-ee-ell! ]

Be bold! – No veren! [ No vare-ehn! ]

Flee! – Drego! [ Dreh-go! ]

See! – Ceno! [ Keh-no! ]

Behold! – Alae! [ Ah-lye! ]

Come now! – Tolo hi! [ Toe-loe hee! ]

Be silent! – No dhínen! [ No thee-nehn! ]

Dare it! – Bertho! [ Bare-tho! ]

Fear not! – Avo ‘osto! [ Ah-voe ohs-toe! ]

Don’t look back – Avo acheno [ Ah-voe ah-kheh-no ]

Have hope – Hebo estel [ Heh-bo ehs-tell ]

Insults

You smell like ten orcs – Nostach be Orch gaer [ NOST-akh bay orkh gire ]

You have the hollow head of an orc – Garich i dhôl goll o Orch
[ Gahr-eekh ee thole goal oh orkh ]

Hear/listen to my laughter – Lasto lalaith nîn [ Lah-stoh lah-LITHE neen ]

I curse you! – Rhachon le! [ Rahkh-on lay! ]

Your head is empty – Dôl lost lîn [ Dole lohst leen ]

May Ungoliant devour you – Nai Ungoliant meditha le
[ Nie un-GOAL-ee-ahnt meh-DEETH-ah lay ]

Go jump in Mount Doom – Labo vi Orodruin [ Lah-boe vee Ore-oh-DROO-inn ]

Go kiss an orc – Ti tállbe Orch [ Tee tahl-bay Orkh ]

I hate you – Tevenyel (Quenya) [ Teh-vehn-yell ]

Get a life – Hria cuilë (Quenya) [ hear-ah kweel-ay ]

May Balrogs eat you – Nai Valaraukar tye-mátar (Quenya)
[ nye Vahl-are-ow-kahr too-ay-mah-tahr ]

 

Thank you’s

Thank you – Le hannon [ Lay hah-non ]

Many thanks – Rim hennaid [ Reem hen-ide ]

Thanks – Hantale (Quenya) [ Hahn-TAH-lay ]

I thank you – Gen hannon [ Gehn hahn-nohn ]

Thank you for coming – Le hannon a tholel [ Lay hahn-nohn ah thole-ehll ]

Other phrases/exclamations

Ah! – Ai! [ Eye! ]

I love you – Le melon [ Lay mell-on ]

Yes [lit. “certainly”] – Tancave (Quenya) [ tahn-KAH-vay ]

No – Lau (Quenya) [ Lou [as in loud] ]

Yes [lit. “well”] – Mae [ My ]

No [denying intentions] – Baw [ Bow [rhymes with cow] ]

No [denying facts] – Law [ Low [as in loud] ]

Happy Birthday! – Aur Onnad Meren! [ Our oh-nahd mare-ehn! ]

Have a happy birthday! – Garo arad-o-onnad ‘elir!
[ Gah-roe ah-rahd-oh-on-nahd eh-leer! ]

My name is [your name here] – — eneth nîn [ — eh-nehth neen ]

I’m [your name here] – Im — [ Eem — ]

I’m called [your name here] – Estannen — [ Ehs-tahn-nehn — ]

They call me [your name here] – Nin estar — [ Neen ehs-tahr –— ]

Your hair is pretty – Findesselya vanya (Quenya) [ feen-dess-ell-yah vahn-yah ]

Look at the beautiful rainbow – Tiro na i ninniach vanui
[ Tear-oh nah ee neen-nee-ahkh vah-noo-ee. ]

The sun is shining – I Anor hílol [ Ee Ah-nore hee-lole ]

My dog ate it – Hû nîn mant han [ Hoo neen mahnt hahn ]

I wish I could leave – Aníron gwanna [ Ah-NEAR-on gwahn-nah ]

If you wish – Ae anírach [ Eye ah-NEAR-ahkh ]

Curses! – Rhaich! [ Rike! ]

I am angry! – Im ruthui! [ Eem roo-thoo-ee! ]

Happy to help – Gelir na thaed [ Geh-leer nah thide ]

Open your heart – Edro gûr lín [ Eh-droe goor leen ]

I love to see your eyes shine when you laugh – Melin ceni hin lîn síla i ‘eladhach
[ Meh-leen keh-nee heen leen see-lah ee eh-lahth-ahkh ]

I am happy for you – Im gelir an le [ Eem geh-leer ahn lay ]

I keep it for myself – Hebin anim [ Heh-bean ahn-eem ]

My pleasure – Glassen [ Glahs-sehn ]

I’m wounded! – Im harnannen! [ Eem hahr-nahn-nehn! ]

Death to the orcs! – Gurth ‘ni yrch! [ Goorth nee oorkh! ]

I come from Rivendell – Telin o Imladris [ Teh-leen oh Eem-lahd-rees ]

My birthday is on — – Nostor nî ned — [ Nohs-tore nee nehd –— ]

I’m engaged to — – Gwedhithon na — [ Gweh-thee-thohn nah — ]

I’m married to — – Im gwennen na — [ Eem gweh-nehn nah — ]

Hail! – Aiya! (Quenya) [ Eye-ah! ]

I’m well. – Im maer [ Eem myre. ]

I want to laugh – Aníron gladhad [ Ah-NEAR-on glah-thahd ]

I’m angry at — (lit. “I feel angry toward —“) – Im gruitheb na —
[ Eem grwee-thehb nah –— ]

I’m ill – Im lhaew [ Eem lye ]

May you be better soon – No ce ammaer ab lû thent [ No kay ahm-myre ahb loo thehnt ]

I’m afraid – Im gosta [ Eem gohs-tah ]

I do not fear them – Hain ú-‘rogon [ Hyne oo-roe-gohn ]

I sing because I love you (lit. “I sing for our love”) – Linnon am meleth vîn
[ Leen-non ahm meh-lehth veen ]

This is far enough – Sa farn palan [ Sah fahrn pah-lahn ]

I can speak the Elvish language – Pelin pedi i lam edhellen
[ Peh-leen peh-dee ee lahm eh-thehl-lehn ]

Merry Christmas – Isusarad ‘elir [ Ees-oos-ahr-ahd ehl-eer ]

Happy New Year – Idhrin-eden ‘elir [ Ee-threen-ehd-ehn ehl-eer ]

Forgive me – Goheno nin [ Go-hay-no neen ]

I’m drowning – Ni quorya (Quenya) [ Nee quore-yah ]

Stand aside, mortals – Heca, firimar (Quenya) [ Hay-kah fear-ee-mahr ]

What goes up must come down – Ya línna ambanna tulinuva nan (Quenya)
[ Yah lihn-nah ahm-bahn-nah too-lee-noo-vah nahn ]

 

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