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Valentine's day part 3: Gifts and symbols in multiple langauges

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You can also learn how to say "I love you" in multiple languages!

Or you can learn Valentine's traditions of other countries!

Popular Valentine's symbols named in other languages.

Red

Germanic languages - German: Rot - Yiddish: רויט (royt) - Dutch: rood - Swedish: röd - Norwegian: rød - Danish: rød

Romance languages - Spanish: rojo - French: rouge - Italian: rosso - Portuguese: vermelho - Romanian: roșu - Catalan: vermell

Slavic languages - Russian: красный (krasnyy) - Ukrainian: червоний (chervonyy) - Polish: czerwony - Czech: Červené - Slovak: červená - Croatian: crvena

Celtic languages - Irish: dearg - Welsh: coch - Scots Gaelic: dearg

Other European languages - Finnish: punainen - Estonian: punane - Greek: κόκκινο (kókkino)

Asian languages - Japanese: 赤 [あか] (aka) - Mandarin: 红[紅] (Hóng) - Korean: 빨간 (ppalgan) - Filipino: pula - Thai: สีแดง (S̄ī dæng) - Vietnamese: đỏ

Pink

Germanic languages - German: Rosa - Yiddish: פּינק (pink) - Dutch: roze - Swedish: rosa - Norwegian: rosa - Danish: lyserød

Romance languages - Spanish: rosa - French: rose - Italian: rosa - Portuguese: rosa - Romanian: roz - Catalan: rosa

Slavic languages - Russian: розовый (rozovyy) - Ukrainian: рожевий (rozhevyy) - Polish: różowy - Czech: růžový - Slovak: Ružová - Croatian: roze

Celtic languages - Irish: bándearg - Welsh: pinc - Scots Gaelic: pinc

Other European languages - Finnish: vaaleanpunainen - Estonian: roosa - Greek: ροζ (roz)

Asian languages - Japanese: ピンク (pinku) - Mandarin: 粉(Fěn) - Korean: 담홍색 (damhongsaeg) - Filipino: kulay-rosas - Thai: สีชมพู(S̄īchmphū) - Vietnamese: màu hồng

Chocolate

Germanic languages - German: Schokolade - Yiddish: טשאָקלאט (tchuklit) - Dutch: chocola - Swedish: choklad - Norwegian: sjokolade - Danish: chokolade

Romance languages - Spanish: chocolate - French: Chocolat - Italian: cioccolato - Portuguese: chocolate - Romanian: ciocolată - Catalan: xocolata

Slavic languages - Russian: шоколад (shokolad) - Ukrainian: шоколад (shokolad) - Polish: czekolada - Czech: čokoláda - Slovak: čokoláda - Croatian: čokolada

Celtic languages - Irish: seacláid - Welsh: siocled - Scots Gaelic: chocolate

Other European languages - Finnish: suklaa - Estonian: šokolaad - Greek: σοκολάτα (sokoláta)

Asian languages - Japanese: チョコレート (Chokorēto) - Mandarin: 巧克力(Qiǎokèlì) - Korean: 초콜릿 (chokollis) - Filipino: tsokolate - Thai: ช็อคโกแลต (Ch̆xkh ko læt) - Vietnamese: sô cô la

Flowers

Germanic languages - German: Blumen - Yiddish: בלומען (bleemen) - Dutch: bloemen - Swedish: blommor - Norwegian: blomster - Danish: blomster

Romance languages - Spanish: flores - French: fleurs - Italian: fiori - Portuguese: flores - Romanian: flori - Catalan: flors

Slavic languages - Russian: цветы (tsvety) - Ukrainian: квіти (kvity) - Polish: kwiaty - Czech: květiny - Slovak: kvetiny - Croatian: cvijeće

Celtic languages - Irish: bláthanna - Welsh: blodau - Scots Gaelic: flùraichean

Other European languages - Finnish: kukat - Estonian: lilled - Greek: λουλούδια (louloúdia)

Asian languages - Japanese: 花 [はな] (hana) - Mandarin: 花卉(Huāhuì) - Korean: 꽃들(kkochdeul) - Filipino: bulaklak - Thai: ดอกไม้(Dxkmị̂) - Vietnamese: hoa

Heart

Germanic languages - German: Herz - Yiddish: האַרץ (harts) - Dutch: hart - Swedish: hjärta - Norwegian: hjerte - Danish: hjerte

Romance languages - Spanish: corazón - French: cœur - Italian: cuore - Portuguese: coração - Romanian: inimă - Catalan: cor

Slavic languages - Russian: сердце (serdtse) - Ukrainian: серце (sertse) - Polish: serce - Czech: srdce - Slovak: srdce - Croatian: srce

Celtic languages - Irish: croí - Welsh: galon - Scots Gaelic: chridhe

Other European languages - Finnish: sydän - Estonian: süda - Greek: καρδιά (kardiá)

Asian languages - Japanese: 心 [こころ] (kokoro) - Mandarin: 心(Xīn) - Korean: 심장(simjang) - Filipino: puso - Thai: หัวใจ(H̄ạwcı) - Vietnamese: tim

How do you say these things in other languages?

Happy Valentine's day!

1 year ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LeviPolasak
LeviPolasak
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It's pretty cool that you added Yiddish :P

Some corrections for the Yiddish though: We use פּינק for pink (it's like English, pink)

For the flowers, we say bleemen and not blumen

You're most likely to hear טשאָקלאט instead of שאָקאָלאַד (for chocolate), it's pronounced tchuklit. I've only heard שאָקאָלאַד when I went to Israel, because that's how you'd say it in Hebrew (spelled differently of course)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Thank you for the corrections!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Uralic language - Hungarian:

Red - Piros

Pink - Rózsaszín

Chocolate - Csokoládé

Heart - Szív

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanOkushi
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For Japanese, pink can be 桃色, which literally translates to peach color, and heart is, more literally, 心臓.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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English: Afrikaans
Red: Rooi
Pink: Pienk
Chocolate: Sjokolade
Flowers: Blomme
Heart: Hart
Jy het die coolste germaanse taal vergeet, dit is maklik, dit kling baie goed en dit word in Afrika gepraat, dit is lekker!
Afrikaans is GROOT

1 year ago
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