The new movie Minions is set to hit theaters in July and we can’t contain our excitement any longer. Seriously, who doesn’t love watching little Minions dressed up as the Village People, singing and dancing to “YMCA?" in Despicable Me 2? Try to watch 90 minutes of countless shenanigans without cracking a smile – we dare you! While these little, jar-headed, yellow creatures were initially part of evil plots in the original Despicable Me movie, they’ve since won the hearts of children and adults everywhere. Not only that – they’ve managed to steal the show without even speaking many words of decipherable English – it’s all part of their charm!
So, what language do the minions speak, exactly? Some call their speak “minionese” and others refer to it as “banana language,” but according to Director Pierre Coffin, the Minion vernacular’s true roots stem from a combination of many languages including English, Spanish, Italian, and Korean, to name a few. No need for a Minion language translator, we watched the movies several times to crack the code! (You can thank us later.) Now you and your friends can dress up with Minion makeup and act out your own scenes. Here are some of the most famous minion lines translated to English:
HELLO AND GOOD-BYE
Let’s start with the basics: Hello and good-bye are arguably two of the more commonly used words in any language. The Minion hello couldn't get any easier. Just switch the "H" to a "B" and you're set. "Good-bye!" is flat-out hilarious. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to say poopaye over and over again? It’s no wonder those minions are always giggling!