Sims Language: History and Phrases for Daily Vocabulary

by William Reid

The sims is a life simulation best-selling video game series designed by Maxis. These are sandbox games without defined goals, except for console versions and later expansion packs that introduced a particular gameplay style. Remember, players can create virtual characters known as Sims, and their language is sims language.

Sims language

Every successive expansion and game in this series amplified what players could do with Sims. Players can place Sims in houses, satisfy their desires, and direct their moods. Moreover, players can build their houses for Sims or choose pre-constructed homes.

History of Simlish Language

Will Wright designed a flat, small garden with houses of different shapes to decorate them and large bands of land pleading to be occupied. It was a wonderful green space with language and music. Players got a customizable, fantastical suburban world; therefore, they could implant their stories of mischief, family and love.

You could hire a maid to romance with her, summoned money, and install a hot tub (heart-shaped) in a sunroom off the kitchen. Players can trap their Sims in sheds without doors and grant them beautiful pools to remove the ladder while swimming.  

They are exhausted to death, hopelessly treading water during the day. Players can listen to soothing tunes of full-throated appeals in the distorted nonsense Simlish language. You can hear their Simlish lovemaking, anguish and cries of delight.

Game creators forged Sims language over twenty years ago that underscored the universe of Sims. Remember, Simlish was crafted to last and esteemed over time. Some jokes can trap the pleasures of an audience for twenty years. The language is seamlessly assimilated into TikTok.    

Game-specific Simlish Language

Languages may need generations to progress from unpolished overtones into communication patterns and Nicaraguan sign linguistics. For the Sims universe, a particular language was necessary. They use sims language as a mode of communication. The Sims took almost six months, and this procedure was shorter and more tedious.

Indeed, Wright wanted to sever Simlish from the world’s existing languages. He wanted to use emotions to resonate with people but was not interested in involving characters in storytelling. The vocabulary must be blank to motivate players to distil their imagined conversations between characters. It was serving gameplay from the beginning.

They wanted to keep it abstract so that players could insert them into it. A face containing one line for the mouth and a face containing two spots for eyes maybe you, but add extra details to make it somebody else.

Game Design

Sims language

During the firestorm of Oakland, the Sims game designer “Will Wright” lost his home in 1991. While rebuilding his life, he designed a simulated dollhouse and got inspiration from his life experience in replacing his home and possessions. He wanted to turn his experience into an exciting game and present his ideas to the Maxis board of directors.

The directors in the initial presentation were skeptical about game viability. They game their minimal support for game development. Wright initially envisioned this game as a satire of consumer culture in the USA.

Electronic Arts purchased Maxis in 1997, and directors showed good reception to the game. Ultimately, the SimCity game enjoyed amazing success; therefore, the company expected long-term success chances for the franchise. 

The Sims Language

Probably, a franchise of video games features a specific constructed language that becomes famous among players, and some languages gain a following. The characters of Sims use simlish phrases, and Will Wright is the game’s creator. He revealed that language characters needed a language for communication.

Several other game players use English as their primary language because a constructed language is missing. Will Wright thought it could be boring to use a living language because dialogues become repetitive.

To avoid several changes in dialogues, Wright preferred to introduce a new language that could be used without repetition. The players are allowed to decode the Simlish words according to their imagination.

According to Wright, the language is gibberish, and nonsense words are a mash-up of several languages. This language has no official confirmation; several people believe it has Ukrainian, Navajo, Romanian, Irish and Filipino traces. The repetitious characteristic of dialogues is camouflaged with Simlish.

Indeed, simlish is official a fictional language for Sims. It was initially used in SimCopter and featured in different video games of this franchise. Creating Simlish was the best decision for Wright because it improved the user experience and games. Stephen Kearin and Gerri Lawlor (voice actors) improvised the sounds, cadence and emotional nuances of language. Users enjoy decoding this language with their imagination.

There are hundreds of recorded voice clips; therefore, players could express feelings of their Sims characters, such as laid back, angry, upset, happy, tired or flirtatious. Indeed, Simlish is a core language for the Sims, with some non-Simlish phrases and words that are famous in the game. Some notable phrases and words are in English and several other real languages. In Sims, some phrases were ouch, yuck, yummy, I know, hey man, no way, and uh-oh.

If a toddler is throwing a tantrum, playing with a bear, or trying to prevent a restricted path, the player can use the following phrases from Sims 2:

  • No love for gerbits (gerbit is llama in Slimish term)
  • Ayawko, bobo siya! (It is a Filipino term that means I do not like them, he is stupid).
  • Stupid bear!
  • I gotta poo.
  • I went to the bath.
  • Similar to the Sims 2, different non-gibberish and gibberish words are as under:
  • Oh, hello!
  • Awesome!
  • Urocka means silence by Lalala kondo.
  • Homeless dude
  • Look at him go!
  • Happy Birthday!

Some words may be uttered at different audio levels, and you have to focus on them to understand. In spinoffs and succeeding releases, you will hear phrases and words in Spanish, English and contractions.

Simlish Phrases for Daily Vocabulary

Simlish language allows players to express their emotions, sentiments and real thoughts. Actually, gibberish is a legitimate language similar to Pig Latin. There are virtual dictionaries with all Simlish phrases. Here are some phrases you can use in daily conversations.

  • “I’m On Fire” or “Wabadebadoo” means the character is shouting about a serious problem; they are on fire and want quick help. There is no need to use other words. You should not use these words if trapped in an actual fire.
  • “Lightning” or “Zapzing” or “Thunder”: It may sound nothing like a word that you want to say or decipher. Zapping refers to thunder or lighting, and many people think Simlish words are fun. Indeed, it can be entertaining to have different words.
  • “I Don’t Like him” or “Ayaw Ko Bobo Siya” is a simple phrase to tell someone you do not like them. Simlish is created to tell someone that you cannot see them.
  • “Excuse Me! Get Out Of My Way!” “Blush! Mesha loob! Blush!” Sometimes, you have to be aggressive, and there is no chance for misunderstanding in the Sims world. People can yell these words in anger.
  • “I’m So Bored” Or “Uhh Shamoo Ralla Poo”: For beginners, complaining about boredom is not polite. The Sims can frankly tell the controller that they are bored.
  • “Hey There, How’s It Going?” or “Cuh Teekaloo”: It is a shortcut for asking how you are doing without using different words.
  • “You! Yes, You! Go Away!” or “Depwa Spanewash Depla Blah”: In Sims world, sugar-coating will not work, and it is a simple phrase to utter chaos. 
  • “There’s A Problem” or “Shoo Flee”: If you want to tell others about a problem, you can see Shoo flee in simlish.
  • “Get Out, I Really Gotta Tinkle!” or “Felony Felony“: It is an effective term if you want to shout at someone repeatedly.
  • “Remember This” or “Ribby Wibbs”: Ribby Wibbs inherent whimsy to crack a smile in every mood.

How to speak sims language?

As mentioned earlier, Simlish is a gaming, fictional language for characters of The Sims series. It has numerous gibberish sounds for universal appeal. Players of the Sims series want to learn this game to make their gameplay interesting. If you want to learn Simlish, pay close attention to how characters express them in this game.

Study Simlish

The Simlish language is famous for nonsensical sounds spontaneous by several voice artists. You can overheat some phrases and sentences in every game. Jot down a list of repeated phrases and words along with their meaning. After creating a list, you will be able to understand the core of Simlish vocabulary.

For instance, Nooboo means baby and chum cha means pizza. These are consistently used by different characters, including aliens, babies, women and men. Sims fans have compiled unofficial dictionaries of Simlish to learn the fundamentals of the language. You can find different resources on fan ages and internet forums.

Understand Basic Greetings

In daily situations, Sims characters address and greet each other. For instance, you can use dag dag to say goodbye and sul sul for hello. You can hear other phrases, such as cuh teekaloo means how is it going or how do you do?

Moreover, hooba noobie means what’s up and geelfrob means to watch you later. You can combine these words to make a dialogue, such as sulsul, cuh teekaloo means hello, how are you.

Search Simlish-inspired Languages

You can do some research by looking over exclusive alphabets of Tagalog, Fijian, Ukrainian, Latin, Finnish, French, and English. You can find particular symbols and letters by brushing the basics of all these languages on TV screens, newspapers, books, etc.

Indeed, Simlish is fictional, and written Simlish can be an assortment of syntactic elements extracted from original languages. These elements are selected randomly. Avoid attempting excessive time writing or reading in Simlish. There is no reason or rhyme for these words’ representation in the text.

Focus on Sounds of Character

While chit-chatting with your Sims family, you must focus on their words, sounds and other things depending on their mood. Try to recreate their voice tones and speech pattern while practicing Simlish. You can speak in different styles because Simlish is about inflexion and tone. Basically, it is gobbledygook language to convey emotions.

Listen to Songs in Simlish

Games in the Sims series feature different songs by several artists in Simlish. Stream the songs on YouTube and purchase official tracks for the game to queue up a particular track. Several singers have lent their tracks to Sims soundtracks, such as The Pussycat Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Lilly Allen, My Chemical Romance, Neon Trees, etc. It will be fun to sing these songs along singer and go with the flow and sound to avoid boredom.

Simlish Practice

Now, practice the pronunciation of common phrases and words. Practice key bits of language to hear again and again until you are satisfied. You can mimic different phrases and words to test the voice tone of inflexion.

You can introduce phrases and words with random sounds. For instance, you have to speak boobasnot in an angry and quick expression for someone. Start stringing different words to make simple phrases, such as boobasnot woofums (I hate dogs). Additionally, you are free to contribute in this language.

Wrapping Up

Certainly, Simlish is an improvised language for Sims games, and there is no special rule to follow. You can try different vowel sounds and consonants to seem like you are repeating the same thing. Moreover, invest the meanings of the best-sounding words and use them in conversation.

With non-verbal cubes, you can make yourself expressive. Hand gestures, facial expressions and body language quirks are necessary to convey your message to your listeners. For instance, you can jump to show your excitement or roll your eyes in frustration. Remember, emotions are important for Sims language.

Use your audio recorder to create sound bites while speaking Simlish. Play this recording to evaluate your expertise in this language. You have to practice different phrases and imitate inflexions and distinctive sounds. Remember, practice is everything if you want to learn Sims language. 

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