See Pandaren (playable) for info on the playable race in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria.

Pandaren is the language of the pandaren race.[1]

Pandaren Primer

  • Huo = "fire"[2]
    • Chinese: 火
    • PinYin: huǒ
  • Shu = "stream"[2]
    • Chinese: 抒
    • PinYin: shū
  • Wugou = "dirt"[2]
    • Chinese: 污垢
    • PinYin: wū gòu
  • Dafeng = "gale"[2]
    • Chinese: 大风
    • PinYin: dà fēng
  • Huojin = "fire and gold"[2]
    • Chinese: 火金
    • PinYin: huǒ jīn
  • Tushui = "earth and water"[2]
    • Chinese: 土水
    • PinYin: tǔ shuǐ
  • Shao'din = "clan",[3][1] could mean roughly "recruited into" in Chinese[4]
  • Shodo-pan = Roughly scion/emperor, [5] but could mean roughly "Is more than hope" in Chinese[6]

Untranslated words


Pandaren naming practices are similar to those of humans: each pandaren has a given name and a surname. The names themselves, of course, are different.[8]

  • Male Names: Chen,[9], Cheng, Gao, Jaomin, Ji, Jojo, Jun, Lee, Li, Min, Shang, Shen, Ten, Yu, etc.
  • Female Names: Aysa, Kiryn?, Lien-Hua, Mei, etc.
  • Asian surnames: Fei, Ro, Wei, Xi, etc.
  • Descriptive surnames: Barrelbottom, Bitterrage, Cloudsinger, Dawnscrive, Dimwind, Ironbrow, Palerage, Steelbreath, Stonecarver, Stormstout,[9] Sugargale, Summerdraft, Sunspark, Thunderhammer, etc.

In Legion

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Beginning with World of Warcraft: Legion Legion, Pandaren players will be able communicate cross-faction in their language, Pandaren.[10]

In Mists of Pandaria

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Although pandaren were capable of speaking their own language, cross-faction communication was not allowed.

#13 - Pandas can't talk to each other? Why? | 2011-10-24 14:29 | Zarhym
We do understand that, by not allowing pandaren of the opposite faction to communicate with one another, there's a breakdown in the story there. But we feel strongly at this point that changing the precedent on cross-faction communication for one race only will ultimately not lead to a good gameplay experience. We're very excited to introduce a race that can be chosen by either faction, though we don't see our philosophy on cross-faction communication changing as a result of this. This isn't very related, nor is it a way of properly compensating for that communication limitation, but one thing we'd like to do (we think is cool and warranted) is make a unique place in the world exclusive to monks -- think Moonglade for druids.

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  • Although the original pandaren seemed to have a Chinese theme (since pandas come from China), some of the early names and words seemed to more to resemble Japanese words. With the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria beta, Blizzard seems to have gone more directly to Chinese, but retained a few of the older names.



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