Monkey see, monkey do… not speak so much in Aladdin. But despite his lack of sentence structure, syntax, and general knowledge of words, Abu actually has a lot to say via some over-the-top body language. (He must have learned from Ursula.) Here is a collection of Abu’s wildest expressions and our pseudo-attempt at translating what we imagine his monkey speak really means. Bananas, right? But we thought we’d give it a shot.
Om nom nom nom.
Bring on the bling!
Don’t mess with the skilled samurai simian.
This is not the mud bath I had in mind.
Why I oughtttaaaa!
Yoo hoo! Monkey-friends before girlfriends.
I’m a pretty little princess that Aladdin fell for in under five seconds.
I should get that.
I shouldn’t have gotten that.
I totally, absolutely never got that.
What year is this grape juice from?
It’s cold out here for a chimp!
See how much you can say without saying anything at all? And not to worry, if you don’t speak monkey like we (tried to) do… there’s one expression that has a universal meaning: