S cha'
caz ] / [ caz ]
Klingon letters:

1. show, display (picture)

word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIcha'. = I show, display (picture) something.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 82
First used in Star Trek - The Motion Picture (see list)

Canon examples

wIy cha' Show display!
(Star Trek - The Motion Picture)

HaSta yIcha'
Show the visual display! (TKD p. 73)


So' hide

2. two
word type: number, TKD chapter 5.2.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 82

Canon examples

mulegh cha'
Two (of them) see me. (TKD p. 54)

cha' HIvje' tIqem.
Bring two glasses! PK

Derived and related words

cha'DIch second
cha'Hu' day before yesterday
cha'leS day after tomorrow
cha'logh twice
cha'puj dilithium
cha'puj pa' dilithium chamber
cha'pujqut dilithium crystal
cha''etlh pe'wI' scissors

More Information

This word is part of one of the six phrases that were created by James Doohan for Star Trek - The Motion Picture. The Klingon spelling was later adapted by Marc Okrand.
# dialogue subtitle
1. wIy cha' Tactical...
2. HaSta Visual...
3. cha yIghuS Tactical, stand by on torpedoes.
4. 'eH Ready...
5. SSS... baH Fire!
6. juntaH Evasive!

See also

loScha' coincidence
cha'nob ritual gift
pagh - 1 wa' - 2 cha' - 3 wej - 4 loS - 5 vagh - 6 jav - 7 Soch - 8 chorgh - 9 Hut

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Created: 25 Sep 2019, by KlingonTeacher

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