tlhIngan Hol mu'ghom


  • bIjeghbe'chugh vaj bIHegh.
(Surrender or die. lit. If you don't surrender then you die. - CK, TKD 170)
  • bIje'be'chugh vaj bIHegh.
(Buy or die. lit. If you don't buy then you die. - CK)
  • maDo'chugh QeHchoH wa'.
(If we get lucky, one will get angry. - CK)


  • SuyDuj DaQaw'chugh qagh DaHoH
(If you destroy the merchant ship, you kill gagh - idiom; KGT 118)
  • DaQaw'chugh
(If you destroy it. - KGT 118)


  • ghIchwIj DabochmoHchugh, ghIchlIj qanob.
(If you shine my nose, I will give you your nose. - PK)
  • Hoch DaSopbe'chugh batlh bIHeghbe'.
(Eat everything or you will die without honor. lit. If you do not eat everything you will not die with honor. - PK)
  • tugh. SSS. bIje'be'chugh vaj bIHegh.
(Hurry up! Buy or die. - PK)
  • bIDIlbe'chugh, vaj bIHegh.
(Pay or die. lit. If you do not pay then you die. - PK)
  • jang 'avwI'; <<lIchopbe'chugh ghewmey.>>
(The guard answers: <<If the bugs do not bite you.>> - PK)
  • naDev juHlIjDaq cha'logh vISopneSchugh, vaj jIquv. jIghungqu'.
(It would be an honor to eat twice, here at your house, your honor. I am very hungry. - PK)


  • qorDu' SaHlu'chugh 'ej matlhlu'chugh vaj wa' tlhIngan ghob potlhqu'
(devotion and loyalty to family is one of the most important Klingon virtues. - S13)
  • tlhIngan wo' yuQmey chovlu'chugh Qo'noS potlh law' Hoch potlh puS.
(The principal planet of the Klingon Empire, Qo'noS... lit. If the Klingon Empire planets are assessed, Kronos is the most important. - S27)


  • 'ach HoD, Hevetlh wIghoSchugh veH tIn wI'el maH'e'!
(But Captain, that course will take *us* into the Barrier as well. - ST5)
  • jolbogh ghom wa'DIch DamuvlaHmeH De' DaneHchugh, Se'vam yIjIHtaH
(Stay tuned for information on how you can be among the first to beam aboard! - STX)


  • DaneHchugh
(if you want them - TKD 43)
  • choja'chugh
(if you tell me - TKD 43)
  • choja'Qo'chugh
(if you won't tell me; if you refuse to tell me - TKD 47)
  • bIjatlhHa'chugh
(if you say the wrong thing; if you misspeak - TKD 48,62)
  • bIjatlhbe'chugh
(If you don't speak... - TKD 48)
  • bIjatlhHa'chugh qaHoH
(If you say the wrong thing, I will kill you. - TKD 62)
  • qaHoH bIjatlhHa'chugh
(If you say the wrong thing, I will kill you. - TKD 62)
  • bIjeghbe'chugh vaj bIHegh.
(Surrender or die. lit. If you don't surrender then you die. - CK, TKD 170)


  • Dujeychugh jagh nIv yItuHQo'.
(There is nothing shameful in falling before a superior enemy. - lit. If a superior warrior defeats you, do not be ashamed. TKW ix,24)
  • bI'IQchugh yIvang!
(If you are sad, act! - TKW 8)
  • Dubotchugh yIpummoH.
(If it's in your way, knock it down. - TKW 9)
  • pujwI' HIvlu'chugh quvbe'lu'.
(There is no honor in attacking the weak. - TKW 24)
  • bIlujlaHbe'chugh bIQaplaHbe'.
(If you cannot fail, you cannot succeed. - TKW 56)
  • bItuHlaHbe'chugh bIquvlaHbe'.
(If you cannot be shamed, you cannot be honored. - TKW 57)
  • bIHeghvIpchugh bIHeghpu'.
(If you are afraid to die, you have already died. - TKW 72)
  • Heghlu'DI' mobbe'lu'chugh QaQpu' Hegh wanI'.
(Death is an experience best shared. - TKW 73)
  • wej Heghchugh vay', SuvtaH SuvwI'.
(A warrior fights to the death. - TKW 88)
  • 'etlh QorghHa'lu'chugh ragh 'etlh nIvqu' 'ej jejHa'choH.
(Even the best blade will rust and grow dull unless it is cared for. - TKW 101)
  • vay' DaghIjlaHchugh bIHoSghaj.
(Fear is power. lit. If you can scare somebody you are powerful - TKW 109)
  • batlh Heghlu'chugh noDnISbe' vay'.
(An honorable death requires no vengeance. lit. If somebody dies honorably, somebody does not need to take vengeance. - TKW 129)
  • cheqotlhchugh maHaghbe''a'? cheDuQchugh mareghbe''a'? cheQIHchugh manoDbe''a'?
(Tickle us, do we not laugh? Prick us, do we not bleed? Wrong us, shall we not seek revenge? - TKW 131)
  • potlhbe'chugh yay qatlh pe''eghlu'?
(If winning is not important, then why keep score? lit. If a victory is not important why keep score? - TKW 135)
  • Qu' buSHa'chugh SuvwI', batlhHa' vangchugh, qoj matlhHa'chugh, pagh ghaH SuvwIe'.
(If a warrior ignores duty, acts dishonorably, or is disloyal, he is nothing. - TKW 139)
  • narghbe'chugh SuvwI' qa' taH may'.
(If the warrior's spirit has not escaped, the battle is still going on. - TKW 147)
  • Ha'DIbaH DaSop 'e' DaHechbe'chugh yIHoHQo'.
(Do not kill an animal unless you intend to eat it. - TKW 163)
  • pIj monchugh vay' yIvoqQo'.
(Don't trust those who frequently smile. lit. If somebody smiles frequently, don't trust him. - TKW 167)
  • leghlaHchu'be'chugh mIn lo'laHbe' taj jej.
(A sharp knife is nothing without a sharp eye. lit. If the eye cannot see clearly the sharp knife cannot be used. - TKW 169)
  • bIQongtaHvIS nItlhejchugh targhmey bIvemDI' nItlhej ghIlab ghewmey.
(If you sleep with targs, you'll wake up with glob flies. - TKW 173)
  • bIrchugh qIvon tuj 'Iw.
(If the {qIvon} is cold, the blood is hot. - TKW 174)
  • 'oy'be'lu'chugh Qapbe'lu'.
(No pain, no gain. lit. If it does not hurt, somebody cannot succeed. - TKW 175)
  • pIpyuS pach DaSop DaneHchugh pIpyuS puS DaghornIS.
(If you want to eat pipius claw, you'll have to break a few pipiuses. - TKW 185)
  • Suvbe'chugh SuvwI' tlhuHbe' SuvwI'.
(If a warrior does not fight, he does not breathe. - TKW 193)
  • 'oy'naQ Dalo'be'chugh not nenghep lop puq.
(If you don't use the painstik, the child will never celebrate his Age of Ascension. - TKW 205)
  • noH QapmeH wo' Qaw'lu'chugh yay chavbe'lu' 'ej wo' choqmeH may' DoHlu'chugh lujbe'lu'.
(Destroying an empire to win a war is no victory, and ending a battle to save an empire is no defeat. - TKW 211)
  • bIje'be'chugh vaj bIHegh.
(Buy or die. lit. If you don't buy then you die. - TKW 213)