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Are you familiar with Star Wars vocabulary? A battle between good and bad, and the story about loyalty, friendship, and keeping the peace is one of the most popular series in the whole world
Millions of fans and true Star Wars lovers gather every year to pay their respects to Star Wars, discuss every single detail, and even communicate about some burning questions.
Have you ever thought about what Star Wars and language learning have in common?
Not only English students, but language learners of other languages, can use the opportunity to learn new terms and expressions which are used in the Star Wars world.
This way, if you still aren’t quite familiar with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and the co., which we honestly doubt, you have an ideal chance to boost and expand your vocabulary with the following Star Wars-related words and expressions.
Let’s dive in.
Meaning: A clone is a genetic copy of a person. Clones appear in the first three Star Wars movies precisely clone army.
Meaning: Darth Vader is the main bad guy, the Sith Lord. After betraying the Jedi Order, Anakin Skywalker changed his name and path to Darth Sidious.
Example: He appears in hologram form to address Darth Vader, his Sith apprentice.
Meaning: Something that causes distress or worries, even anxiety. True Star War fans are familiar that this word is well-known to be used by the famous Darth Vader.
Example: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Meaning: The most famous droids in the movies are characters R2-D2 and C-3PO. They are robots, created to be soldiers like the Droidicas are, but also to serve.
Example: These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Meaning: Bear-like, furry species, also very loyal who helped to fight against The Empire. They come from the Endor planet.
Example: The crystal belongs to kaink, the Ewok priestess.
Meaning: After the fall of The Empire, the First Order emerged, which is a military dictatorship. Their leader is Supreme Leader Snoke.
Example: What's wrong with people? Can't they see that the First Order are the bad guys?
Meaning: A galaxy is a group of millions or billions of stars and planets, stellar and interstellar, with gas and dust. When saying 'galaxy,' it refers to the Milky Way.
Example: A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
Meaning: a mystical order and group of leaders and peacekeepers. Jedis learn to use force as a weapon but have to constantly practice to improve their Force.
Jedis are also called Siths.
Example: Yoda trained Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi.
Meaning: Jedi Knight is a member of the Jedi Order and the one who completed Jedi training.
Example: It was like the Jedi Knights came to town.
Meaning: Jedi Master is the highest ranking in the Jedi system. In other words, they are leaders and the most powerful among Jedis.
Example: Among the favorite good guys is Yoda, the ancient and revered Jedi Master.
Meaning: Lightsabers are swords made out of light.
The good ones, Jedis, use lightsabers with green or blue lights, while Darksiders use the ones with red light.
Example: Jedi Guardians fight with blue lightsabers.
Meaning: The main character of Star Wars world, Luke Skywalker is the main hero who fights against the empire to bring back peace in the universe.
Meaning: He is the Jedi master who trained Anakin Skywalker so they became very close, like brothers, until Anakin Skywalker chose another, bad path. Obi-Wan Kenobi then became Luke Skywalker’s mentor.
Example: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Meaning: Padawan is a person, mainly a kid, who trains to become Jedi
Example: Every Jedi was first Padawan.
Meaning: A planet is a huge object in the universe that orbits around stars.
Example: Tatooine is the desert planet where Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker grew up.
Meaning: The most famous princess in Star Wars movies, even more, famous for her hairstyle with two braided buns on each side of her head. She also fights against The Empire, and later becomes General.
Meaning: Siths are the ones on the Dark Side of the Force. They are like bad Jedis.
Example: Duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a terrible truth about the Skywalker legacy.
Meaning: a vehicle used for traveling in space. In the movies, it is also called 'ship.'
Example: Star Destroyers are very powerful spaceships used for battle.
Meaning: Stormtroopers are soldiers with white armor. They have no faces and they are cruel but efficient.
Example: Quick! Hide! The Stormtroopers are coming!
Meaning: Just like the Force is mystical energy used in a good way, the Dark Side is the bad side of that Force. The Dark Side uses anger, jealousy, hatred, and all those feelings that keep people from being good.
Those who use the Dark Side are called the Darksiders.
Example: I’ll never turn to the Dark Side.
Meaning: The Empire or the First Galactic Empire is the name of the evil government in the original trilogy. The government was set up by Emperor Palpatine to bring the Sith to power in the galaxy.
Example: The Empire rules over every planet in the galaxy.
Meaning: The Force is a mystical power that exists everywhere in the galaxy. Some people learn to use it as a weapon by constant learning and improving. They are called Jedis.
Example: Use the force, Luke.
Meaning: The Rebel Alliance is a group of fighters, like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, who fight The Empire so that the galaxy lives in peace again.
Example: Princess Leia fights for the Rebel Alliance.
Meaning: Coming from Kashyyk planet, wookies are species with hairy bodies. In the Star Wars series, Chewbacca is the only main wookie.
Meaning: Yoda is the most famous Jedi Master who trained Luke Skywalker on Dagobah.
Example: In Return of the Jedi, Yoda tells Luke he's 900 years old.
Even if you know all these terms, seeing how to use them in particular sentences is a great practice. This way, you can talk with your English tutor and make your own sentences using Star wars vocabulary.
And if you come across a true fan, you’ve hit the jackpot and you will learn twice as many words and phrases, and a friend for a lifetime.
While you practice the language and immerse yourself in a fun way to gain fluency in the Star Wars spirit, we are saying ‘May the force be with you!’
Clone, droid, Yoda, Darth Vader, First Order, Galaxy
"May the Force be with you" and "Luke, I'm your father!'
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