DND 5e Languages Guide

DND 5e Languages Guide

There is more to Dungeons and Dragons than just the gameplay. A seasoned DnD 5e player knows that one needs to dive in deep to understand everything DnD 5e has to offer. For example, did you know that there are different Dnd 5e languages to choose from? There is no reason for you or anyone to know. In the majority of the DnD 5e campaigns, DnD languages are an afterthought. However, these 5e languages play a significant role in the majority of the other campaigns. 

Generally, there is one language spoken by the characters in Dnd 5e, the “Common.” This is the DnD language that unifies most of the isolated communities and even a certain number of monster groups. But Dungeons and Dragons has a ton of languages beyond what you find in the player’s handbook. While the common is generally the language spoken by the elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, and other characters in DnD 5e, there are several different D&D languages to choose from in the game. 

Every character in DnD has a particular background. You can either choose one from the preset backgrounds, or you can build a custom background. The majority of the backgrounds let your character learn either or two DnD languages. But choosing a 5e language from a pool of languages can be tough. This is where we come in. In this article, we walk you through all the DnD 5e Languages. 

List Of Languages DnD 5e

Here is a list of all the D&D 5e languages you should know about. You may want to note them down on your character sheet.

LanguagesSpeakersScript
CommonHumansCommon
DwarvishDwarvesDwarvish
ElvishElvesElvish
GiantOgres, GiantsDwarvish
GnomishGnomesDwarvish
GoblinGoblinoidsDwarvish
HalflingHalflingsCommon
OrcOrcsDwarvish
UndercommonUnderdark TradersElvish
TerrenDwarvesDwarven
Abyssal DemonsInfernal
CelestialyourCelestialsCelestial
DraconicDragons, DragonbornDraconic
Deep SpeechAbloeths, Cloakers
InfernalDevilsInfernal
PrimordialElementalsDwarvish
SylvanFey Creaturesavailable
UndercommonUnderworld TradersElvish

1. DND Language Translator

DND Language Translator

Before getting to the official DnD language translator, it is important that you keep track of the DnD languages alphabet.

Language Alphabet
Abyssal Infernal 
AquanElven
AuranDraconic
CelestialCelestial
CommonCommon
DraconicDraconic
DruidicDruidic
DwarvenDwarven
EvenElven
GiantDwarven
GnomeDwarven
GoblinDwarven
GnollCommon
HalflingCommon
IgnanDraconic
InfernalInfernal
OrcDwarven
SylvanElven
TerranDwarven
UndercommonElven

I. Abyssal

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Abyssal:urlwxpftxyheqksijmyzdobncgn

II. Giant

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Giant:abcdefghamjklmnopqrstuvwxyz

III. Orc

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Orc:abcdefghOkjklmnopqrstuvwxyz

IV. Sylvan

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Sylvan:abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

V. Dragon

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Dragon:abcdrfghijklmnopqrdtuvwxyz

VI. Dwarf

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Dwarf/Dwarven:EbcdefghThajklmnopqrstuvwxyz

VII. Elvish

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Elvish:Aibcdefghsaljklmnopqrstuvwxyz

VIII. Primordial

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Primordial:ukhbcdefghmnhijklmnknypqrstuvwxyz

IX. Draconic

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Draconic:ebcdefghsejklmnopqrstuvwxyz

X. Orcish

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Orc/Orcish:abcdefghOkjklmnopqrstuvwxyz

XI. Infernal

Common: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Infernal:xeczjhanpfktvediylrsxobwqmg

2. Choosing A 5e Language

Choosing A 5e Language

Once you have taken a look, you will find that there are plenty of D&D languages to choose from. Every character in the game has a unique language. Similarly, your character background can sometimes allow you to learn one more language. Now that you know all the available languages, making a choice isn’t that difficult. All you need to do is fulfill the basic criteria, and you’re all set. To choose a new 5e languages, follow the given steps to get started.

  • Your character should know at least two 5e languages before he starts Level 1.
  • The default character 5e language is fixed as per the character’s race.
  • If you are playing the Half-Elf, you can approach the Dungeon Master (DM). The DM will then provide you with additional D&D 5e languages. 
  • Also, your character’s background will also help you access one or more 5e languages. 
  • Once you have selected your Initial DnD Language, you will need to maintain your character sheet. 
  • You can choose your language from the Standards Language Table. Note that your desired 5e language is common in your campaign.
  • To choose an Exotic Language, you will have to discuss it with your DM and get his consent for the same. 
  • If you choose an exotic language, then that language will give you an edge since people speaking Common won’t understand it. 
  • “Speak Language Skill” is better to purchase than getting the rank through any skill you have.

To learn more languages, you will have to enhance your character levels. 

The Bottom Line

We hope our article was successfully able to walk you through all the different D&D 5e languages. The more enhanced your character levels are in DnD 5e, the more languages you can learn in the game. Also, your character background comes in handy since many such backgrounds let your character learn more than one language. While the language factor is generally overlooked, it sure plays a significant role in most of the campaigns you undertake in DnD 5e. 

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