In his beloved play “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare taught us that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In other words, a person or thing is special because of what it is, not what it’s called. And regardless of what you call it, a rose is unique. Just seeing one conjures up images of love, beauty, and hope.

rose in different languages with single red rose

But just in case you wanted to satiate your curiosity and learn what the name of this timeless flower is in other places around the globe, here are 45 ways to say “rose” in different languages.

  1. Amharic: “Rozi”
  2. Arabic: “Airtafae”
  3. Bangla: “Rōja”
  4. Belarusian: “Pужа”
  5. Bosnian: “Ruža”
  6. Bulgarian: “Roza”
  7. Burmese: “Nhainnse”
  8. Chinese: “Méiguī”
  9. Croatian: “Ruža”
  10. Czech: “Růže”
  11. Dutch: “Roos”
  12. Esperanto: “Rozo”
  13. Filipino: “Rosas”
  14. Finish: “Ruusu”
  15. Greek: “Triantáfyllo”
  1. Haitian Creole: “Woz”
  2. Hausa: “Furen wardi”
  3. Hindi: “Gulaab ka phool”
  4. Hmong: “Paj daug kub lag”
  5. Hungarian: “Rózsa”
  6. Indonesian: “Mawar”
  7. Irish: “Rós”
  8. Italian: “Rosa”
  9. Japanese: “Rōzu”
  10. Kannada: “Gulābi”
  11. Korean: “Jangmi kkoch”
  12. Lithuanian: “Rožė”
  13. Macedonian: “Роуз”
  14. Nepali: “Gulāpha”
  15. Polish: “Roo-shah”
  1. Romanian: “Trandafir”
  2. Russian: “Роза”
  3. Serbian: “Pосе”
  4. Sinhala: “Rōs”
  5. Sundanese: “Mawar”
  6. Swahili: “Waridi”
  7. Swedish: “Ros”
  8. Thai: “Dxk kuh̄lāb”
  9. Turkish: “Gül”
  10. Ukrainian: “троянда”
  11. Uzbek: “Atirgul”
  12. Vietnamese: “Bông hồng”
  13. Western Frisian: “Roas”
  14. Yiddish: “Royz”
  15. Zulu: “Irozi”

Tara Carlson graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations and loves any and all things creative writing - which is why she is thrilled to be working with Petal Talk. When she's not writing, you can probably find her swimming at the beach, playing soccer, and catching up on the latest movies (she's a big fan of award season)!

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