DnD Languages 5E (Official)

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Hey dnd languages aspirants are you interesting to know what are the most common languages? how many dnd languages are actually available? and more about it then you have clicked on the perfect blog post link. You can read the answers and many important aspects from the below lines.

In dungeons and dragons your race indicates the best languages your character able to speak as its default language, also your d&d background might give you the access for one or sometimes more languages depends upon your choice. You have to mention all these accessible languages on your character sheet.

You must select your languages from standard languages table, or you can select any one which is common in your campaign. But if you would like to pick a language from the exotic languages table or a secret language like thieves can not or the tongue of druids but for this exotic process you must take your DM’s permission.

With so many dialects some of these languages are familiar. For an instance, the primordial language dnd 5e also includes the Auran, Aquan, Ignan, and Terran dialects and one for each of the four elemental planes. Of course all the creatures which ever is speaking various dialects of a similar language able to communicate with one another.

DnD Languages List

The below mentioned dnd 5e languages list has been collected from the players handbook from 123 page, they are giving to the players with their selecting characters those who can choose an official language in many choices.

DnD 5E Standard Languages
LanguageSourceTypical SpeakersScript
GiantPHBOgres, GiantsDwarvish
D&D 5E Exotic Languages
LanguageSourceTypical SpeakersScript
DraconicPHBDragons, dragonbornDraconic
Deep SpeechPHBAboleths, cloakers-
SylvanPHBFey creaturesElvish
UndercommonPHBUnderworld tradersElvish
D&D 5E Other Languages
Aquan (Primordial)PHB
Auran (Primordial)PHB
Gith(MToF=Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)
Ignan (Primordial)PHB
Loxodon(GGtR= Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica)
Terran (Primordial)PHB
Thayan(SCAG= Swords Coast Adventurer's Guide)
Vedalken(GGtR= Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica)

These are the list of all d&d languages, if you have any queries regarding of this official list you can ask us via comment section.

Dnd Languages Translators

There are many types of languages in dnd 5th edition as we mentioned above list, so that they have their own translators individually. You can check the dnd languages translator from the below list.

1) DnD Abyssal Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Abyssal: u r l w x p f t Xy h e q k s i j m y z d o b n c g n

2) D&D Dwarven Translator:

Common: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Dwarven/Dwarvish: En b c d e f g h jeg j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

3) D&D Elven/Elvish Language Translator:

Common:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Elven/Elvish: Al (emphasis) b c d e f g h sal j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

4) Dragon Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Dragon: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

5) D&D Aquan/Aquarian Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Aquan/Aquarian: e c d f i g h j o k l m n p u q r s t v a w x y z b

6) D&D ORC/ORCISH Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

ORC/ORCISH: a b c d e f g h Ok j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

7) D&D Giant Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Giant: a b c d e f g h am j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

8) D&D Goblin Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Goblin: ae b c d e f g h ti j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x rit z

9) D&D Sylvan Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Sylvan: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

10) D&D 5E Infernal Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Infernal: xe c z j h a n p f k t v e d i y l r s x o b w q m g

11) D&D 5E Draconic Language Translator:

Common: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Draconic: e b c d e f g h se j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

12) English To Fae Language Translator:

English: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Fae: eua b c d e f g h allae j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

D&D 5E Best Languages

From the below lines you can check our favorite and best languages. We have mentioned some brief words regarding to them and you can read their full article from the given link.

D&D Common Language

The d&d 5e common language was a trade language of Faerûn. Mainly all sentient, civilized being spoke the smattering of it and most of them were fluent. Just because of most of them could not read or write the common language, basically, the people of Faerûn were capable to converse by each other in this language. Read more about d&d common language.

Undercommon Language

As per d&d 5e languages the undercommon language was the trade language which has spoken by the majority of intelligent races native to the Underdark. Actually, this language can be spoken by the following races; aboleth, choker, chuul, cloaker, delver, drider, drow, duergar, dwarf, githyanki, githzerai, grimlock, kobold, kuo-toa, orc, rakshasa, roper, svirfneblin, and mind flayer. Here is the full length article of undercommon language.

Deep Speech DnD Language

Usually, this deep speech in dnd 5e was a language of the aberrations, and it is also an alien form of the communication originating in a Far Realm. It does not have any of its native script related to its own. This is the shortest review on this language you can also read our brief article on deep speech dnd language.

DnD Primordial Language

This dnd primordial language was a primordials and elementals language. Usually, the giant language was a debased form to it. Of course the abyssal language was one of the forms of Primordial warped and also it has twisted by an evil of the abyss. You can check this primordial language 5e from one of our best dnd languages list now.

DnD Languages Sylvan

In dungeons and dragons this d&d sylvan was a language of the fey. Of course it has been written form used Espruar alphabet. You can look at our full article on d&d 5e sylvan language.

DnD Languages Abyssal

This abyssal language was one of the languages of demons and it was a form of the primordial language too warped and also twisted by an evil of the abyss. To know more about d&d 5e abyssal language check it now.

DnD Languages Infernal

the d&d infernal language was a language of baatezu, also a subtype of devils and even it is subtype of the the nine hells. Basically, the infernal has brought to the toril via the contact with an evil beings from the other planes. You can check full article on this d&d infernal language.

DnD Languages Celestial

This d&d celestial language was a language of the celestials. Usually, it was brought to the toril via contact with the good folk from some other planes. It was described in our website you can check it from our celestial language 5e article.

How Many Languages Do You Get In 5E ?

Here is our query is dnd 5e how many languages? actually we can get as many as possible languages! but it easier when we understand the procedure as we mentioned below. So there we go!

  • By default your “d&d 5e character” can get one of the “d&d 5e languages”. Which is indicated by your “race”
  • But to start our “first level” we must know at least “two languages in dnd 5e”
  • The “Half-Elf” or any of the different “Race” can give an access for more languages.
  • If you had picked up the “Half-elf” or any different “5e race” then you need to ask to “Dungeon Master (DM)”..so the GM will give access for more “dnd 5e learnable languages” without affect to the “INT Score”.
  • For a “specific task” you can also chose one or more extra languages by using your “Background’s”.
  • After you’ve selected some “Initial languages” then you need to write them in the “dnd 5e character sheet”.
  • From “standard languages table” you need to chose a language which is “common in your campaign”.
  • Even though, if you get the permission from your DM, you can get access to select languages from the Exotic table too.
  • If you pick up the language from the exotic languages table, then you can speak freely without any fear why because the exotic table has the languages which “thieves and also the other oppositions can not speak or even understand the words”
  • But the “Speak language skill” is better than getting rank through any type of skill that you have.

Some More Best DnD Languages

We are mentioning some of the d&d 5e best languages from the list. You can see them now from the below lines.

  1. Giant
  2. Draconic
  3. Goblin
  4. Thieve’s cant
  5. Demon Language
  6. Obscure Languages
  7. Drow Language
  8. Gnoll
  9. D&D 5e ORC

We’ve also mentioned d&d written languages you can observe them below.

  1. Common (PHB)
  2. Dwarvish (PHB)
  3. Elvish (PHB)
  4. Giant (PHB)
  5. Gnomish (PHB)
  6. Goblin (PHB)
  7. Halfling (PHB)
  8. Orc (PHB)
FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) Of D&D Languages 5E

If you’ve some queries to ask us about the d&d languages 5e then make sure to check the below FAQ’s before you post a comment. So please check them once and get an instant answer. If you couldn’t find a proper answer then please contact our support team through the comment section, we’re ready to solve any type of queries.

1 Q: What languages are there in D&D?

A:  There are different types of languages are there in d&d such as

a) Exotic Languages 5e

b) Standard Languages 5e

c) Standard languages (ravnica)

d) races/classes-specific languages

e) forgotten realms human languages

f) Eberron’s Common Languages

2 Q: how many d&d languages are there ?

A: In d&d languages there are 8 common languages. From the mortal plain only you can effectively speak.

3 Q: What are the most common languages in dnd?

A: There are 8 common dnd 5e languages. They are mentioned below.

  1. Giant
  2. Celestial
  3. Primordial
  4. Sylvan
  5. Gnoll
  6. ORC
  7. Draconic
  8. Goblinoid

4 Q: What languages do aberrations speak?

A:  The monstrosities or the aberrations do speak the below languages.

  1. Elvish – centaur
  2. Sylvan – centaur
  3. Common – Many monstrosities speak
  4. Abyssal – Minotaur, yuan-ti
  5. Giant – Winter wolf
  6. Goblin – Worg
  7. Draconic – Yuan-ti

There are so many languages for aberrations to speak…but these are most important and useful languages

5 Q: What language do goblins speak in dnd?

A: They speak goblin language, popularly called as Ghukliak. The script was Dethek. But they started to begun using thorass alphabet instead of it.

6 Q: What language do tieflings speak?

A: The tieflings can able to speak the  infernal language in dnd and the script is infernal.

7 Q: What language is Undercommon?

A: Undercommon and it is popularly known as deep speech. Actually, it is the trade language of the underdark. With the combination of drow, dwarven and also the surface common it has developed. But it is mainly based on drow language.

8 Q: What language is sylvan?

A: Actually, it is the language of fey creatures those inhabit the planes. Of course the sylvan uses the similar script like the elven language.

9 Q: Is draconic a real language?

A: Because of its ancient features…most of the dragons do not want to use this draconic language. But apart from it, this language was an earliest language and all other mortal languages have been descended from it. The Aragrakh was the only known variant of the draconic language.

10 Q: What language do devils speak in dnd?

A: All the devils would speak in dnd is infernal and the script was in infernal.

11 Q: What are the most important languages in dnd?

A: The most important languages we have mentioned in the above tables and those languages are

  • dnd languages abyssal
  • dnd languages sylvan
  • undercommon
  • infernal dnd languages
  • deep speech
  • dnd vedalken languages
  • dnd loxodon
  • celestial dnd language

As per our view these are the d&d 5e best languages and also we use these languages in our campaign with our DM. We got much excitement would you wanna try these then try now.


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