Minions Banana Language Translated


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After the release of Despicable Me 2, a lot of us wondering about the language of the minions and if we can just translate it, Well Google Translate is useless I can tell you that so here we have our own version of Minions Banana Language Translator, with the help of our community of course. Tulalillo Ti Amo.


Gru who is an ex-supervillain in the movie is trying to adjust to family life with his 3 little girls and building up an honest jam business, But far away in a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen and it is a gadget of wonder or a gadget from the movie Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider’s help to catch the thief so they recruit Gru in the investigation.

Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, and what a character she is, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. If you have seen the movie then you must love the dance Gru did at the Cinco de Mayo party at El Macho’s house.

He was overprotective of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some evil purpose, and what a lovely evil purpose was it. It was like Smurfs on Asteroids.

Minions Movie Update:

Directors of the Minions movie Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda recently talked about the movie and about the Minion language, with their imagination and some research they are able to collect words from all the world and from all languages and used them to create the Minions’ own unique way of speaking, which is a language now in its own right and loved by millions, It is the most fun-sounding language ever.

Pierre Coffin

In another interview, directors said that they imagined the Minions as being able to work for supervillains all around the world and not just normal kind of supervillains but the Bond level of super villains, so that gives them global appeal and make them attractive to everyone and how spot-on they were, they truly created something wonderful from the color to their bodies and to their language, Minions are loved all over the world and not just by their beloved evil master.

Directors explained the origins of Minion language:

“We sort of established that these guys have been around, like, forever, serving masters all over the world and it gave us some sort of license to pick words here and there … Funny words, like in the Korean language, Chinese, Italian and Japanese language and mix everything up to make this very special language, It is called the Banana Language!”

Despicable Me was directed by Chris Renaud, it was the first movie which introduced the world to the Minions and the world was the same since then, Chris Renaud recorded most of the language and it was because of his hard work and experimenting with various foreign words that the language sounds so amusing and authentic in the movie.


Now, Prepare yourself to brush up on your language skills and dive into the world of the banana zone. Here are words that we collected over the years and keep the post updated for you to start speaking like a Minion in no time!

Kiss Kiss / Muak Muak Muak

What / Po ka

For You / Para Tu

To Infinity And Beyond! / bu ta na ma ka

Thank You ! / Tank Yu!

We Love You ! / Tulaliloo ti amo

I Hate You ! / Tatata Bala Tu

I’m sorry / Bi Do



Toy / Baboi

Bottom / Buttom

Apple / Bable

Ass / Butt

One / Hana

Two / Dul

Three / Sae

Chair / Chasy

Marriage / La Boda

Banana / Nanna

I’m Hungry ! / Me want banana

Cheers / Kampai

Ugly! / Bananonina

I swear / Underwear

look at you / luk at tu

Matoka / Hunger/empty tummy

Me want banana! / I’m hungry!

Bananonina! / Ugly!

Underwear / I swear

Baboi / Toy

Po ka / What

Bable  / Apple

Gelato / Ice cream

Butt / Butt

Hana / One

Dul  / Two

Sae / Three

Para tu / For you

Chasy / Chair

Pwede na / Can we start?

Stupa! Stupa! / Stop! Stop!

Sa la ka! / How dare you!

You can find translations of certain Minionese words in Google Translator:

  • “Baboi” means ”toy.”
  • “Bi-do” means ”I’m sorry.”
  • “Para tú” means roughly “for you.”
  • “La boda” means “marriage.”

The Minions also mix in English words including and not just oriental languages “OK,” “potato,”  “idiot.” and “What?”

Best Buy designed an app for Despicable Me 2 claims to translate the Minions’ scene during the closing credits.

Minions were saying things like:

“You’re going down, skinny boy.”

“In your face! I can hear Twilight in the next theater. Team Jacob rules!”

“Sir, you’ve made a mockery of our noble contest.”

A fan or budding linguist will match the translation to the words the Minions are saying in the movie and find patterns and meanings the directors themselves didn’t even know were there in the movie, this is some devoted fan of the language!


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  1. John willow

    July 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    LOL Tank YU for this !

    • Minion

      August 13, 2013 at 1:50 am

      They are missing the words
      Kanpai(Japanese) = Cheers
      Pwede na(Filipino) =
      I forgot what “pwede na” means

      • geron

        August 13, 2013 at 2:03 am

        Pwede na means is little bit ok

        • judy hill

          August 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

          Are these Banana language words ?

          • George

            August 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

            Yep they are .

          • FizX

            April 1, 2014 at 10:48 am

            Yes Judy

          • angg

            November 25, 2014 at 6:09 am


      • judy hill

        August 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

        I never heard them in the movie ! if these are from the movies then they should be in the image above ! what you think ?

      • Mary_Ann!

        August 18, 2013 at 3:20 am

        Pwede na (Filipino)= It’s kinda okay or good enough 🙂

        • M

          November 21, 2013 at 5:42 am

          it’s means like how it sort of sounds….
          “We ready now?”

  2. William Northwood

    July 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Who actually translated it ?!

  3. Jagoan Neon

    August 9, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Korean: Hana, dul, sae

  4. halleluah

    August 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    so… what does macaroni spaghetti meatball means?

  5. Sarah Grce Ramos

    August 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

    i’m filipinoi and i know the meaning of pwede na. pwede na means is able

  6. danny

    September 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    luk a tu – look at you.

  7. ashleigh

    October 23, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I want to know how to say Halloween in minion language please help

  8. Mắt Một Mí

    November 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

    how to say * Happy Birthday* ?

    • ASAS

      November 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Tatanonina. 🙂

    • Jen

      May 27, 2015 at 1:48 am

      Fid Oflit! = Happy Birthday

  9. diana valles

    November 15, 2013 at 2:55 am

    how do you say stupid in banana language?:/

  10. lo

    November 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    how do you say ”
    happy first birthday”

    • Jen

      May 27, 2015 at 1:48 am

      Fid Prima Oflit

  11. Rex Alexander Duazo

    November 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    how to say i love you

  12. Rūta Buckiūnaitė

    December 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Hana, dul, sae that’s korean

  13. ricky12131

    December 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    bello=hello/ poopaye=goodbye /thank you=tank yu /im hungry= i want banana/ ugly=bananonina /i swear=underwear/ fire=BEE DO BEE DO BEE DO/ we love you=tulaliloo ti amo/ i hate you=tatata bala tu/ toy=baboi/ what=po ka/ apple=bable/ ice cream=gelato/ butt=butt one=hana/ two=dul / three=sae/ for you=para tu /chair= chasy

    • xsisted

      January 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you for the update!

  14. Maika Ito

    March 2, 2014 at 11:22 am

    kampai is Japanese

  15. LUPE

    March 4, 2014 at 7:33 pm


  16. Austin

    April 27, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I think three is actually Set. Because in Korean, Hana is one, Dul is two, Set is three, and net is four.

    • rachel lia

      August 25, 2014 at 1:19 am

      that’s true Austin! I’m from Korea! I live there!

  17. Sina

    May 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    “To Infinity And Beyond = Bu ti Na no Ma ka”

    it’s true!

  18. Renee

    August 22, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Bello I don’t want to say poopaye. Now me want banana whoops bee-do bee-do bee-do! Now tatata balu tu. Now tulaliloo fiamo. Yeah I want my baboi. Po-ka you want me to poopaye? I want gelato now hehe butt. You have sae seconds to go hana, dul, sae poopaye. Kampa muak muak muak lut at tu haha bottom. Bi-do. Poopaye!

  19. Furious

    October 23, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Awesome post! I think will get lucky tonight! Cheers guys :))

  20. angg

    November 25, 2014 at 6:05 am


  21. angg

    November 25, 2014 at 6:05 am


  22. angg

    November 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

    para tu

  23. Zehra

    December 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    The most cutest things ever! Thank you for the translations… kudos 🙂

  24. Pam Alvey Serra

    December 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    “Matoka” is not shown in current translations. Means hunger/empty tummy? Listen to what they say after his tummy growls loudly in the raft!

  25. aldu

    May 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Pula nula matoka=nothing to eat

  26. David

    August 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    So the words one, two, and three are Korean. Cheers is Japanese.

  27. Richard Brooks

    September 16, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Great post

  28. harshitt

    February 24, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Ok letropa=ok lets watch

  29. Lynn

    April 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    How do you say Happy Retirement?

  30. Deb Stahlbrodt

    April 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Can you tell me how to say Hawaiian Cup in Minion?

    Tank Yu!

    • diggs

      April 17, 2016 at 4:52 am

      how do you say, celebrating life

  31. allu ar

    April 30, 2016 at 6:08 am

    tuble luzxs (minions language)!! what does this mean in English ?

  32. Zeeshan Naqi

    June 28, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    These are helpful! Cheers.

  33. renuka

    August 30, 2016 at 10:48 am

    wht is ‘et gru ed’ in english? plz help

    • J-P

      June 27, 2017 at 11:12 am

      et means and, gru is the name gru. but I don’t know what ed is , It could be short for editor, Et is latin.. as in Et tu Brutus.

      Et = and
      Tu = you.
      hope this is usefull to you
      Brutus= Brutus

  34. renuka

    August 30, 2016 at 10:50 am

    what is Mt prbm in english

  35. renuka

    August 30, 2016 at 10:51 am

    what is a,b,c in minion language plz help

  36. renuka

    August 30, 2016 at 10:51 am

    what is Lngg submisn in english

  37. renuka

    August 30, 2016 at 10:52 am

    what is ‘pee’ according to minions?

  38. Lisa

    December 21, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Thank you for the brilliant dictionary!

  39. qwerty

    January 9, 2020 at 2:07 am

    how do you say f*** in minionese

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