10 High Valyrian Phrases All Westerosi Tourists (and Game of Thrones Fans) Should Know

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

Fans of Game of Thrones are probably more familiar with some Dothraki words and phrases than they are with High Valyrian words beyond dracarys. But those who are looking to brush up on the language ahead of Game of Thrones's final season just need to visit language website Duolingo, which features a High Valyrian course put together by Game of Thrones language guru David J. Peterson.

Ahead of the show's season 8 premiere on April 14, 2019, Peterson outlined a few High Valyrian phrases that anyone hoping to visit Westeros should master.

1. Skorverdon dekuroti Dōros hen kesīr ilza?

It probably isn’t a place you’d want to visit now that it has been breached by the Night King, Zombie Viserion, and the Army of the Dead, but if the Wall is still on your Westerosi bucket list, memorize the phrase “Skorverdon dekuroti Dōros hen kesīr ilza?” which means, “How much farther is the Wall?”

2. Skoriot dīnāzmot geron ilza?

Weddings are rarely joyous affairs in Westeros (just ask Robb Stark and King Joffrey), but if you’re planning to attend one regardless, this is the phrase for you: It means “which way to the wedding?”

3. Sparos Āegenkon Dēmalion dēmassis?

This question—which means “Who holds the Iron Throne?”—is probably best asked outside of King’s Landing, where Cersei will have you beheaded for daring to be so stupid.

4. Kesy Dornīhor averilla issa?

Or: “Is this Dornish wine?” As a visitor to Westeros, it’s important to know that there are two types of Dornish wine: sour and strongwine. They’re both reds, and probably both enjoyed by Cersei and Tyrion Lannister. (It should be noted: You don’t have to go to Westeros to drink Game of Thrones wine.)

5. Kaerīnvesse Dāroti Viliniot mazōreksi?

Some of us can’t travel without crafting a detailed itinerary. “Kaerīnvesse Dāroti Viliniot mazōreksi?”—“Does Kings Landing take reservations?”—is a phrase for all the planners out there.

6. Sōnarurlio gōviliria rēbagon rakegon kostan?

This translates to “Can I book a tour at the Crypt of Winterfell?” Because what trip to Westeros would be complete without paying your respects to Ned, Lyanna, and all the other dearly departed Starks?

7. Āegenkor Tistālior ATM ēza?

The answer to this question—which translates to, “Does the Iron Bank have an ATM?”—is only yes if you’re Cersei Lannister. Another High Valyrian phase you could consider memorizing is “Skorverdon kesy issa,” or “How much is this?”

8. Zaldrīzome arrikson kostan?

Or, “Can I take a picture with a dragon?” (Something tells us Drogon wouldn’t be open to selfies, though …)

9. Bosī Bāno Lōtinto bāngiot umbas?

This translates to “How long is the line for Hot Pie’s bakery?” The answer is probably: Pretty long. The guy makes the best bread in Westeros! (Fun fact: Ben Hawkey, the actor who plays Hot Pie, opened a pop-up bakery in London back in 2017 as part of a Game of Thronespromotion.)

10. Riña dōre brōzi ēza.

To be used if you’re Arya Stark, or just if someone asks for your name and don't feel like giving it: It translates to, “a girl has no name.”

You can learn more High Valyrian by visiting Duolingo.

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

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