Shakespeare Speak

Translation

Anon

At once

Art

Are

Ay

Yes

Cousin

Any relative

Doth

Does

Ere

Before

Hark

Listen

Hath

Have / has

Hither

Near or to a place

I

In

Nay

No

O

Of

Oer

Over

Pray

Please

Prithee

Please

Quoth

Said

Shalt

Shall

Sooth

Truth

Th

The

Thee

You

Thine

Yours (possessive)

Till

Until

tis

It is

Whence

What, where, or when

Wherefore

Why

Whither

Where (from where)

Withal

Within / inside

Wrought

Made

Thou

You (informal)

Thy

Your


 

This is a pseudo-dictionary to use for translating Shakespeare.  These are some of the most common words used throughout his plays.  When translating scenes, use this guide as an aid.  You will also be responsible for knowing these terms as they will most likely appear on quizzes and tests.  Happy translating!!