Shakespeare was right: A flower called by any other name would still smell just as sweet … and it’d look just as beautiful too! But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun learning all the different names that blooms are given around the world. Here’s how to say “flower” in 50 different languages:

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  1. Afrikaans: “Blom”
  2. Albanian: “Lule”
  3. Azerbaijani: “Gül”
  4. Bosnian: “Cvijet”
  5. Catalan: “Flor”
  6. Croatian: “Cvijet”
  7. Czech: “Kvet”
  8. Danish: “Blomst”
  9. Dutch: “Bloem”
  10. Esperanto: “Floro”
  11. Estonian: “Lill”
  12. Filipino: “Bulaklak”
  13. Finnish: “Kukka”
  14. French: “Fleur”
  15. German: “Blume”
  16. Greek: “Anthos” or “λουλούδι”
  1. Guarani: “ફૂલ”
  2. Haitian Creole: “Flè”
  3. Hungarian: “Virág”
  4. Icelandic: “Blóm”
  5. Indonesian: “Bunga”
  6. Irish: “Bláth” or “Planda”
  7. Italian: “Fiore”
  8. Kurdish: “Kûlîlk”
  9. Latin: “Flos”
  10. Latvian: “Zieds”
  11. Lithuanian: “Gėlė”
  12. Malay: “Bunga”
  13. Maltese: “Fjura”
  14. Norwegian: “Blomst” or “Blome”
  15. Polish: “Kwiat”
  1. Portuguese: “Flor”
  2. Romanian: “Floare”
  3. Scottish Gaelic: “Flùr”
  4. Serbian: “цвет”
  5. Slovak: “Kvetina”
  6. Slovenian: “Cvet”
  7. Somali: “Ubax”
  8. Spanish: “Flor”
  9. Sundanese: “Kembang”
  10. Swahili: “Maua”
  11. Swedish: “Blomma”
  12. Thai: “ดอกไม้”
  13. Turkish: “çiçek”
  14. Ukrainian: “квітка”
  15. Vietnamese: “Hoa”
  16. Welsh: “Blodyn”

Now that you know how to say flower in different languages, tell us what other flower-related words you know how to say in your favorite language!

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Madeline started her writing career as an art & culture reporter for her university newspaper, FSView. She has since contributed to Tallahassee Woman Magazine, CollegeFashion.net, and Mission Magazine. Based in New York City, she enjoys going to art galleries and drinking matcha latte's when away from the keyboard.

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