Beautiful. One simple word with infinite meaning all over the world.

  • We say it when we’re talking to our significant others to tell them they’re beautiful inside and out.
  • We say it when we’re taking in the beauty of our surroundings.
  • We say it when we look at flowers.
  • Sometimes, we don’t even need to speak the word — we can just look at something or someone with such heartfelt admiration that they know.

No matter what language you say beautiful in, the strength of the word is undeniable.

Make the word “beautiful” even more meaningful by learning how to say it in 50 different languages. Perfect for Valentine’s Day to tell your sweetie, or just because you love them every day. “Beautiful” isn’t just for lovers either; saying it to your children, mom, or best friend totally works, too.

beautiful in different languages with nyc skyline
  1. Afrikaans: “pragtige”
  2. Albanian: “bukur”
  3. Arabic: “hellwa”
  4. Belarusian: “pryhožaja”
  5. Bosnian: “lijepa”
  6. Bulgarian: “krasiv”
  7. Catalan: “bonica”
  8. Chinese: “Meilì”
  9. Czech: “krásny”
  10. Danish: “smuk”
  11. Dutch: “mooi”
  12. Esperanto: “bela”
  13. Filipino: “maganda”
  14. Finnish: “kaunis”
  15. French: “belle”
  16. Georgian: “lamazi”
  17. German: “schön”
  1. Greek: “ómorfi_”
  2. Haitian: “bèl”
  3. Hebrew: “yafah”
  4. Hindi: “sundara”
  5. Hmong: “zoo nkauj”
  6. Icelandic: “falleg”
  7. Indonesian: “indah”
  8. Irish: “Go hálainn”
  9. Italian: “bello”
  10. Japanese: “Utsukushi”
  11. Javanese: “ayu”
  12. Khmer: “da srasa saat”
  13. Lao: “ngam”
  14. Latin: “pulchram”
  15. Latvian: “skaista”
  16. Macedonian: “ubava”
  17. Maltese: “beautiful”
  1. Marathi: “sundara”
  2. Nepali: “sundara”
  3. Norwegian: “vakker”
  4. Polish: “piekna”
  5. Portuguese: “bela”
  6. Punjabi: “sudara”
  7. Romanian: “frumos”
  8. Russian: “krasivaya”
  9. Slovak: “krásna”
  10. Somali: “qurux”
  11. Spanish: “hermosa”
  12. Swahili: “nzuri”
  13. Swedish: “vacker”
  14. Telugu: “andamaina”
  15. Turkish: “güzel”
  16. Welsh: “hardd”
beautiful in different languages with definition of beautiful in the dictionary

Now that you know how to say beautiful in 50 languages, go out and spread the love. Let your friends know they look “belle” today!


Amy graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Journalism/ Public Relations, and put her studies to good use, frequently contributing articles to various websites and publications. She is a native New Yorker but has once called Paris and Brussels home. When not writing, you can find her painting, traveling and going on hikes with her dog.

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