The phrase qay'be' means literally It's not a problem. No problem! (1).

Background information

From The Star Trek Encyclopedia (2)

Qay'be'. Klingon language phrase meaning "No problem." ("Real Life" [VGR]). The expression was devised by Klingon language consultant Marc Okrand at the request of Star Trek III visual-effects supervisor Ken Ralston, and was subsequently incorporated into the Klingon lexicon. It became a catchphrase for Ralston and his ILM crew, whenever they faced an unexpected problem or a last-minute change of plans during the production of the movie. No matter how difficult the problem or how unusual the request might be, the proper warrior's response was a firm Qay'be'!

See also


1 : The Klingon Dictionary

2 : The Star Trek Encyclopedia

Category: Phrases    Latest edit: 14 Apr 2015, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 10 Mar 2014 by KlingonTeacher
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