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The Sims for big screen drama


The Sims for big screen drama

Reports suggest The Sims is being turned into a movie with Margot Robbie’s production firm behind the plan…

Following the success of The Barbie Movie, attention now turns from a plastic doll big screen cash-in to the virtual world game The Sims. With 51,000 searches for ‘The Sims’ in the past month in the UK alone, and 1.1 million searches worldwide, it’s safe to say a film adaptation of EA’s iconic life simulator series will be highly anticipated by fans around the world.

Since its release in February 2000, The Sims is still one of the most successful video game franchises of the last 24 years, selling almost 200 million copies worldwide. Anyone who has played The Sims is familiar with its constructed language known as Simlish, which initially sounds like gibberish, but becomes more recognisable the more you play the game, as certain phrases can be translated based on their context.

To celebrate the announcement, language learning platform Preply has compiled a handy list of common Simlish phrases and their translations to help you incorporate them into your everyday vocabulary.

Sul sul – Hello/goodbye

Probably the most universally recognised Simlish phrase, ‘sul sul’ is used as a greeting or farewell and can easily be incorporated into your everyday vocabulary the next time you say hello or goodbye to someone.

Dag dag – Goodbye

Another Simlish phrase that’s instantly recognisable is ‘dag dag’, which means goodbye. Dag dag is another easy phrase to pick up and use in everyday conversations.

O vwa vwaf sna – Nice to meet you

‘O vwa vwaf sna’ is a polite way of saying ‘nice to meet you’ and is slightly lesser known than ‘sul sul’, or ‘dag dag’, but is likely to impress your friends or fellow Simlish speakers if you give it a go.

Om za gleb – Oh my God

‘Om za gleb’ is probably what every Sims fan said when they heard the news about the upcoming film. Meaning ‘oh my God’, this phrase is another easy one to pick up and start using in everyday life to add more drama to any situation.

Ugh… Grobel – Disgusting

Sims often use the phrase ‘ugh…grobel’ when playing video games, cooking a meal, or when they need to show disgust or witness something unpleasant. The phrase translates to ‘ew…gross’, and is a delightfully versatile phrase that can be used in several scenarios.

Wabadebadoo – I’m on fire

True Sims fans have experienced the stress of a Sim leaving their grilled cheese on the hob for too long and causing a fire to break out in the kitchen. If a Sim were to get caught up in the blaze, they’d shout ‘wabadebadoo’ meaning ‘I’m on fire’.

Suppose you want to incorporate this fun-to-say phrase into your everyday vocabulary. In that case, it can be used in a metaphorical sense when you’re feeling proud or excited about something you’ve just done.

Zagadoo – Disagree

‘Zagadoo’ is an effective phrase that will surely get your point across when used in everyday life. Meaning ‘disagree’, this Simlish is another fun one to pronounce and can be used in a variety of situations.

Yibs/Yibsy – Yes, Neib – No

‘Yibs’ and ‘yibsy’ (meaning ‘yes’) are more recognisable Simlish words that can easily be introduced to your everyday vocabulary. Sims will regularly use these interchangeably, along with ‘neib’, meaning ‘no’.

Jadosi – I love this

Simply meaning ‘I love this’, ‘Jadosi’, is an easy one to remember and a fun way to express joy.

Oh feebee lay – I’m hungry

Feeling peckish? ‘Oh feebee lay’ is an important phrase to know and is used to convey the feeling of needing a gourmet meal like Lobster Thermidor or Baked Alaska. If you want to sound just like your Sims when using this phrase in everyday life, use a sad tone to emphasise your discomfort from being hungry.

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