Star Wars

It's a trap!
It's a trap!

One of the most efficient techniques for learning a new language is to watch and listen movies that one knows very well, in the version dubbed into the language one wants to learn. For many people, Star Wars may be one of those films so much liked that they may even know the dialogues: if so, by watching the Spanish version they will already have a very precise idea of what the sentences the characters pronounce mean, and this will make it very easy for them to familiarise themselves with the same sentences in Spanish and learn them.

—I love you. —I know.
—I love you. —I know.

However, it is important to remember that some translations often do not represent each original word, or sometimes not even each original sentence, but they only present a similar and approximate idea: the original title of the saga (Star Wars) was translated into Spanish as The war of the galaxies, instead of using more rigorous possible Castilian translations, such as The wars of the star or Stellar wars.

Memorable quotes

May the force be with you!
May the force be with you!

In the case of Star Wars there are also many phrases that have become very famous and recognised. Here are some of them

Episode fourth: A new hope

Lack of faith

«—Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they've obtained. This station is now the ultimate power in the universe. I suggest we use it!
»—Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
»—Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebel's hidden fort...
»(Darth Vader strangles Admiral Motti using the force)
»—I find your lack of faith disturbing» —Admiral Motti and Darth Vader.

Hokey religions and mystical energy

«Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side» —Han Solo.

«I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense» —Han Solo.

The force

«May the force be with you» —Han Solo.

Episode fifth: The Empire strikes back

The last fail

«You have failed me for the last time admiral» —Darth Vader.

I know that you love me

«—I love you.
»—I know» —Princess Leia and Han Solo.

I'm your father

«—Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
»—He told me enough. He told me you killed him.
»—No. I am your father» —Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

«Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy, as father and son» —Darth Vader.

Episode sixth: Return of the Jedi

The trap

«It's a trap!» —Almirante Ackbar.


Behold some special terms used in Star Wars.

  • Rebel Alliance.
  • Death Star.
  • Force.
  • Galactic Empire.
  • Dark side.
  • Ship.
  • Spaceship.
  • Rebels.
  • Stormtroopers.