S Qapla'
qap.'laz ] / [ qap.'laz ]
Klingon letters:
qaplaz
Handwritten:
qaplaz

success

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: Qapla'mey

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 103
First used in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (see list)

More Information

This word is very often used by fans but also by authors in the meaning of "goodbye". Although it has been used in such situations even onscreen, one should not use it as a farewell greeting. Its meaning "success" should always be taken literally. So if somebody leaves a place for a mission, you may wish them success, but they should definitely not answer the same word.

In addition, it makes no sense at all running around at a convention, greeting every Klingon with Qapla'.

Pronunciation

It is important to pronounce the two syllables separately: Qap + la'. Most beginners tend to say "ka-pla", but there is no consonant cluster [pl] in Klingon.

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Definition of {Qapla'}
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https://klingon.wiki/Word/Qapla-
Retrieved 27 Jan 2022

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Latest edit: 31 May 2021, by ThomasHeller
Created: 05 Sep 2019, by KlingonTeacher

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