This is a very simple trainer to help you learn how to read Aurebesh. It presents a randomly selected word displayed using Aurebesh characters; all you have to do is type in the translation. The background will change to red if the translation is incorrect. Once the word is entered, hit enter to get another word. Alternatively, press the [Next word] button to get another one, regardless of whether your translation is correct.
The words used all appeared in the original three Star Wars movies. The words for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope were kindly provided by @Tom7, who used the list to create his ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically video, in which he shows the usage of each word from the movie, in alphabetical order. Quite a feat! I then added the words for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
If you have any issues or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This is absurdly entertaining. Every time I get a word figured out I can hear a line in the movie where it’s used. I may have seen this film a few too many times…
wow me too
OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH
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Cool trainer; would be nice though to incorporate the “dual-letter charcters” (Cherek – Thesh).
Thanks Jonathan! I did consider that, but it seems that most games that use Aurebesh, and (as far as I know) the Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, don’t use them. Maybe I could add that as an option…
Hey I love this it has allowed me to learn how to read each letter really well but for me to be able to understand it as a word it might help if you add in a soft-keyboard where you can type aurebesh characters for English words that are displayed if you get what I mean
Dual-Letter characters are part of the alphabet, so I suggest to include them.
I would also suggests a simplified version (or at least an option for it), where learning the letters is more gradual. You start with just a few letters 2 or 3 and after you enter successfully a dozen or two of words (they might not even be real words, just a semi-random* sequence of letters), another letter is added. This way learning the alphabet would be so much easier and faster.
Otherwise learning 30+ letters at the same time is very hard and more time consuming.
*semi-random – the new letter should appear in all or almost all words, so that people would get used to it.
And also include numbers and other special symbols, please.
it seems a sort of hebrew alphabet
this is fun I’m teaching myself how to read aurebesh and this is helping
This website is AWESOME!!!!!!! I’ve all ways wanted to learn Aurebesh and now I can. I can finally understand the words in the movie, games, and posters. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ????????????????????????????????????☺️????????????????????????
Seems your “onclick” function is broken, the button works on click and on release.
This is a fun little game I love to play when I’m bored that also helps me brush up on my Aurebesh. I love it!
What I would suggest is first learning the letters on the memrise site.
From there, you learn and memorize each character (including doubles). The i reccomend coming hear to apply the letters into words, and work on speed and connecting all the characters.
Awesome trainer!! Knowing how to read this will come in real handy once star wars land opens in the disney parks (2019 ish)
Yeah I was thinking the same thing!!
Someone should develope a third party Aurebesh keyboard app for iOS.
i was surprised that it would teach me aurebesh in less than a day
Thanks for this. Is there a place where you have whole texts written in Aurebesh? It would be fun to read, and one could use other strategies than letter-by-letter decoding, like prediction from content. I’d love to read Star Wars content in Aurebesh.
I haven’t seen any large-scale text in Aurebesh. That’s a great idea!
You can often see this language written on screen of the people in star wars and helmets and ships in general. It’ll be cool to translate if u see some in the movies.
This is so helpful and great! Now I can finally read what’s on the helmets and ships in Star wars!
I’d pay for an iOS app of this so I could use it offline.
Same without a doubt.
i learned the Aurebesh alphabet by handwriting each letter, its name, and its symbol over and over, as well as reciting it aloud. very old-school approach. it’s helped terrifically. i’m amazed that i’m already able to type in each word in this trainer quite quickly, & i’ve only been teaching myself Aurebesh for the last 2 days! i’m so happy i’m finally learning this. thank you for the trainer! my hope is to speed-read Aurebesh as if it was English.
can’t wait to go back to Batuu!
Well done, mate. Being able to read the Aurebesh makes watching shows like Rebels that much more entertaining, as you notice just how many signs and screens are scattered around in the background. 🙂
Maybe you could put in a sentence feature to practice punctuation.
Could certainly be done, and would also provide a series of words to translate, rather than just word by word. Thanks Nolan. 🙂
I love this so much!!!!
I know right. This is so cool!
This is awesome this helped me able to write a sentence in Aurebesh
Now I can confuse my friends by writing like this lol
im just wondering what dose the line mean through a letter and how do i type it?
Which line through which characters, Xavier? You should be teaching English letters, the translation of what’s written in the Aurebesh. Apologies if I’ve misunderstood your question. 🙂
this trainer is awesome
Could add numbers it would be nice.
the comments should be in aurebesh lol
i need a aurebesh keyboard
I dont know if its just for me, but whenever i try to type an apostrophe even if the word has an apostrophe, it still marks it as wrong
Thanks for the feedback! Trying it myself, I can enter an apostrophe just fine. Specifically, the key [‘] (with ” above it) on a US keyboard next to the [;] key. Is that the apostrophe you’re using?
This is awesome but it would be nice if there was an app or maybe a option to practice writing aurebesh instead of reading it
are there other trainers like this but for different languages? i really want to learn mando’a, huttese, sith, and/or geonosian but i’ve looked all over and can’t find anything else
Not that I’m aware of. I’ll see what I can come up with, though I suspect non-English languages would be a lot harder! The Aurebesh is just a character set, versus an entire different language…
I think Mercer just means the alphabets for those languages.
I did get that, but made the (I now realise unfounded!) assumption that those languages didn’t have a one to one mapping to English letters and numbers.
– Mando’a: yes, I was wrong! It does indeed have a mapped character set.
– Huttese: yep, wrong again. There’s a complete character set for Trade Huttese, and an incomplete version of Nal-Huttese.
– Sith: oh wow, full character set here too, for Common Sith.
– Genosian: bugger, yep, there it is. Full character set.
And while looking, I also came across:
– Trade Federation
– Outer Rim Basic (kinda looks like Klingon)
– Ewokese (bit like Egyptian hieroglyphics)
– Droid (I didn’t know that was a thing!)
– Atrisian (never heard of it)
– Futhark (or this one)
– Futhork (or this one!)
So yeah, apologies Mercer, it *is* possible (and thanks Chris for pointing out my error). So yeah, consider it under development.
I’m building an iOS/Android app based on this page, and once done will mirror the same look’n’feel here. It’s slow going (not my day job!), but progress is being made. Adding all these other character sets makes it a lot more useable. Thank you!
Hey I just noticed that the website wasn’t displaying any of the words in aurebesh, just a black bar. Not sure why… Might be an issue with the servers I’m on, anyone else have this issue?
G’day Kaden, looks good to me as of now. If anyone else is having this issue, please let me know. I’d suggest trying in a different browser. Not sure what else to suggest, though please let me know if that doesn’t work.
Working fine now! Not sure what the issue was but seemed to have resolved itself!
Happened to me too, but fixed after I viewed this comment.
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