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Offline Seabody

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Simlish Dictionary
« on: March 16, 2011, 02:24:14 AM »
Simlish Dictionary

After taking a look at Pam's Sims Anonymous thread, I thought about creating a thread solely for a Simlish Dictionary!

Current words:

SimlishEnglish
NoobooBaby
Sulsul / DagDagHello
Dag DagGoodbye
CheckmarCheckmate
XorBe
Whippna Choba Dog!This is cool!
Za Woka GenavaI think you are hot
Ooh Be GahVery Good!
WoofumDog
Sulsul! Plerg Majah Bliff?Hello! Can I do something else?
SherbShake
Gerb Woof EmCome Here
Sass AwrfulThat's Awful!
Oh Feebee Lay!I'm Hungry!
Badeesh / VadishThanks
Blursh! Meshaloob! Blursh!Excuse me! Get out of my way!
(A longer list is maintained at this site, thanks RunAmokSims!)

Advice on translation
  • According to Pam and jeanamariex3, every dialect (voice track) is different. Please bear this in mind if you want to contest a word.
  • Simlish translation is not easy - you have to look at context, reactions, and occaisionally, thought bubbles.
  • Due to the nature of Simlish, it is very difficult to spell. Therefore, words above are likely misspelt. As long as you have a general idea of how to spell it, it's fine.

If you find another word(s), please post them below, with an English Translation.

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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 03:33:40 AM »
I've read about the word for pizza, but I haven't heard my Sims say it.  Are you taking that from previous knowledge of Sims 2 or have you actually heard your Sims 3 Sims say it?
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 03:37:27 AM »
Generally speaking, I don't order Pizza for my sims (even when they want it), and I didn't for sims 2. I THINK they've said it. I'll check again. I'll also take it down from the list while I do.

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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 04:04:06 AM »
What a great idea, Seabody!
I don't have anything to add, but I'll be on the lookout ;D
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:53:45 AM »
What fun - now we can all start learning Simlish and finally know for sure what those little characters have been saying!  Thanks for starting this thread, Seabody.  I look forward to seeing what other words everyone's learned.
 
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 12:03:39 PM »
Whippna Choba Dog/This is cool!


It's what your sims say when they get new stuff, and they like the object they "check out".

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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 12:24:20 PM »
Have you guys ever noticed that all the signs are in a weird language too? Most of them are just pictures. All the cop cars have the numbers 329 on them. I guess the written language in the game is just Zodiac signs in Wingdings font. I thought the creators might have actually made a language that you could translate but it doesn't look like it.



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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 12:52:18 PM »
Zodiac signs in Wingdings font!  I always wondered where that writing came from.  Thanks for sharing that, gravydavy.  And welcome to the forum.
 
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 01:02:43 PM »
I thought the creators might have actually made a language that you could translate but it doesn't look like it.

The problem I ran across was that the language doesn't consist of just words.  It consists of pictures that appear in the conversation/thought bubbles above the sim's heads.  Likewise, certain phrases are only spoken by a particular age bracket or gender.  It's a language that transmits basic concepts, so a word for word translation isn't possible.  But there are certain phrases that are only spoken in certain circumstances, and as a result of that, a basic conceptual translation of phrases is quite possible.

Here's a couple that I know for sure:

Female:  "Za woka jenava!" - I think you're hot! (flirting)
Female:  "Sulsul! Plerg Majah Bliff? - Hello!  Can I go and do something else? (a need is low)


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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 10:10:19 PM »
I think Gerbit means llama.
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 11:29:05 PM »
Thanks everyone!! I'll check out those phrases as soon as I can, but I'll add the ones I am certain of.

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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2011, 10:04:11 AM »
Awesome idea! I don't think I can add anything, but while playing Sims 3 on mobile, I heard the phrase 'Kawim Chi Chimba Kalakiya' quite often. It appears in the main game too, while chatting a random Sim. I believe it means 'How Are You?'.
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 11:21:56 PM »
I'll test the words soon, I promise!
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 08:31:40 AM »
Ooh be gah!: Very good! My sim always uses it when teaching my toddler. Good sa day is used as well.
Bansa is used as an encouragement I believe before the toddler says the word being taught.
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Re: Simlish Dictionary
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2011, 05:29:03 PM »
Are you on voice track three females? Because every dialect is different. Most of the time I prefer to leave it up to the imagination.

EDIT: never mind.
Hello: Swuzel is voice track number two. Swula is voice track three.
whip na chava: is voice track one.
Swoka Janava: Voice track three.
Dag Dag is usually childs voice, and can be hello of good bye.

 

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