Multilingual Gameloc Glossaries

Gaming terminology is ever-evolving, and even modern dictionaries don’t often keep up with the lingo: what’s a whale, an otome or a HoT? To help you navigate those neologisms, several members of the L10N/Gameloc communities across multiple language pairs have come together to publish their “crowdfunded” glossaries, adding sources, descriptions, and references along the way.

Whether you are a Gameloc beginner or a veteran, you’re more than welcome to contribute!

Glossaries List

If a glossary does not exist for your language, you are free to create and share it using any of the above as a template! The glossaries are distributed free of charge under the Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

How to create a Term Base

If you’d like to import a glossary into a Term Base (TB), follow these steps:

1 – Open the Glossary tab, then select Download => Comma Separated Values:

2 – Follow these instructions depending on your CAT Tool of choice:


These glossaries are the work of the following contributors, listed alphabetically:

Spanish (LATAM): Gameloc Gathering

Chinese (Simplified): Xiaofan Chen, Qifan Chen, Ziqi Wang Ren Yi

French (France): Anouer Daabouch, Lucile Danilov, Sarah Deville

German (Germany): Max Klaut

If you’ve contributed to any of the above, feel free to contact me on LinkedIn or by email (me[at] so you can be credited accordingly!

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