Darth Vader with a light saber

How to Discuss and Learn From Star Wars in Spanish

If you’re a “Star Wars” fan like I am, here’s something maybe you haven’t considered: “Star Wars” can be a super fun way to get in some fun Spanish practice. 

Today, I’m here to show you how to make Star Wars part of your Spanish language program—And I’ve got lots of Spanish vocabulary and quotes with audio, so you can perfect your pronunciation, too.


“Star Wars” in Spanish: Movie Titles

Let’s start with the basics—here are the Star Wars film titles in Spanish:

It’s interesting to note that although many Spanish speakers use the English “Star Wars” to refer to the this world and its movies, the officially recommended title is “La guerra de las galaxias” (“The War of the Galaxies”). This recommendation comes from FundéuRAE, an organization that’s dedicated to promoting the correct use of Spanish in the media and beyond. 

Words and Phrases for Talking About “Star Wars” in Spanish

Not only will you be able to understand more of the “Star Wars” films in Spanish, but you’ll also be able to talk more comfortably about your favorite trilogy with these intergalactic vocabulary terms:

Film Terms in Spanish

Una secuela  — a sequel

Una precuela — a prequel

Una saga — a saga

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Episodio episode

Un friki / Una friki   — superfan

Trilogía  — trilogy

Serie — series

Characters and Groups in Spanish

Lucas Caminante de los Cielos   — Luke Skywalker

Han Solo — Han Solo [no change]

Chewbacca — Chewbacca [no change]

Los ewoks  — the Ewoks

Los jedi  — the Jedi

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El caballero jedi — Jedi Knight

La Orden Jedi the Jedi Order

Los sith the Sith

La Orden Sith the Sith Order

El señor sith — Sith Lord

El cazador recompensas  — Bounty hunter

Las tropas de la tormenta — Stormtroopers

Los androides — the Droids

El imperio — the Empire

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Los clones — the clones

La alianza — the Alliance

El senado intergaláctico — Intergalactic Senate

El padawan / el aprendiz jedi — Padawan/Jedi apprentice

El pueblo de la arena — Sand People 

Note that nationalities and groups aren’t capitalized in Spanish. For example, the Jedi are just los jedi. However, organizations—such as the Jedi Order (la Orden Jedi)—can be capitalized. 

Also, in Spanish, recent words from a foreign origin are pluralized like English words (by adding -s) rather than the traditional Spanish way, which would add -es to words that end in consonants. For instance, we say los ewoks instead of los ewokes.

You’ll also notice that some character names don’t change in Spanish in spelling—just pronunciation—such as Chewbacca and Han Solo.

Technology and Places in Spanish

El lado oscuro — the dark side

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Espada o sable láser — lightsaber

La estrella  — the star

Nave espacial  — spaceship

La estrella de la muerte — Death Star

El destructor estelar — Star Destroyer

Halcón milenario  — Millenium Falcon

Galaxia  — galaxy

La fuerza — the Force

Planeta  — planet

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El hiperespacio — hyperspace

Quotes and Phrases from the Movies in Spanish

¡Usa la fuerza!  — Use the force!

Lucas, yo soy tu padre.  — Luke, I am your father. — Darth Vader

Que la Fuerza te acompañe. — May the Force be with you.

El miedo es el camino hacia el Lado Oscuro. El miedo lleva a la ira, la ira lleva al odio, el odio lleva al sufrimiento. Percibo mucho miedo en ti.  — Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to suffering. I see much fear in you. — Yoda

El apego está prohibido, la posesión está prohibida, la compasión, por contra, que para mí no sería sino el amor incondicional es primordial en la vida de un Jedi. Así que podría decirse que se nos alienta a amar.  — Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So, you might say that we are encouraged to love. — Anakin Skywalker

Los mentores suelen ver nuestros errores más de lo que desearíamos. Así es como se madura.  — Mentors often see our mistakes more than we would like. This is how we mature. — Padmé Amidala

Paciencia, utiliza la Fuerza. Piensa. — Patience, use the Force. Think. — Obi-Wan Kenobi

Sin duda, maravillosa la mente de un niño es. — Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is. — Yoda

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El Lado Oscuro de la Fuerza es un camino que puede aportar facultades y dones que muchos no dudan en calificar de antinaturales. — The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. — Emperor Palpatine

La muerte una parte natural de la vida es. Regocíjate por los que te rodean y en la Fuerza se transforman. Llorarlos no debes, añorarlos tampoco. El apego a los celos conduce, la negra sombra de la codicia es. — Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.  — Yoda

Si no estás conmigo ¡Eres mi enemigo!  — If you’re not with me, then you’re my enemy! — Anakin Skywalker

La Fuerza es lo que le da al Jedi su poder. Es un campo de energía creado por todas las cosas vivientes. Nos rodea, nos penetra, y mantiene unida la Galaxia.  — The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. — Obi Wan Kenobi

Me he recorrido esta galaxia de un extremo a otro. He visto cosas muy raras, pero nunca nada que me hiciera creer que haya una única fuerza todopoderosa que lo controla todo. Ningún campo de energía mística controla mi destino.  — Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. — Han Solo

El amo Lucas estará bien… para tratarse de un ser humano, es bastante ingenioso.  — Master Luke will be fine… for a human being, he is quite resourceful. — C-3PO

La Fuerza está contigo joven Skywalker, pero todavía no eres un Jedi.  — The Force is with you young Skywalker, but you are not yet a Jedi. — Darth Vader

Únete a mí y juntos dominaremos la Galaxia como padre e hijo. — Join me and together we will dominate the Galaxy as father and son. — Darth Vader

Nunca. Nunca me convertiré al Lado Oscuro. Ha fallado, su alteza. Soy un Jedi, como mi padre antes de mí.  — Never. I will never convert to the Dark Side. You have failed, Your Highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me. — Luke Skywalker

Chewie, ¡estamos en casa!
Chewie, we’re home! — Han Solo

Many people wonder: does Yoda “talk funny” in Spanish too? He certainly does! Notice that Yoda often puts his verbs last, which isn’t commonly done in standard Spanish—as in the quote above: “La muerte una parte natural de la vida es.” (“Death natural part of life is.”)

Have a listen to Yoda talking in Spanish: 

Books for Exploring “Star Wars” in Spanish

For even more “Star Wars” Spanish vocabulary, try reading some books. Reading skills grow rapidly and easily when we choose compelling resources. These stellar voyages and exploits fit that bill!

Star Wars: El gran libro de la galaxia (Spanish Edition)

“Star Wars: El gran libro de la galaxia” (“Star Wars: The Great Book of the Galaxy”) is an incredible resource for any Star Wars fan. This volume is a guide that showcases every important facet of this series in fantastic detail. All of the characters, creatures, vehicles, terminology and accessories are included.

I actually own a copy of this book and love it. Plus, I’ve given it as gifts and it was well-received! I thought I knew a lot about the movies until I perused the book.

Learn much, I did. (Hearing Yoda yet?)

Universo Star Wars: Segunda edición (Spanish Edition)

“Universo Star Wars: Segunda edición” (“Star Wars Universe: Second Edition”) is another guide that will take both Spanish learners and Star Wars fans off to new galaxies!

This new edition of the original is updated to add some extras but is a bit pricier than the older volume. Also, it has fewer pages so it’s a bit more compact, which may be of interest to learners who favor streamlined reading material.

“Star Wars: La Guerra de los Clones Aventuras Volumen 1”  (“Star Wars: Clone Adventures Volume 1”) features the Cartoon Network’s Clone Wars cartoon characters to tell these stories. At just 96 pages in length, this is a short, sweet way to get your Spanish study time in while enjoying the Star Wars action!


Looking for a few more ways to practice your Spanish Star Wars vocabulary terms?

No worries! We’ve got you covered.

Try these Spanish Star Wars flashcards for some added fun with these intergalactic words and phrases.

Have fun— and ¡Que la Fuerza te acompañe!   (May the force be with you!)

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