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How to Say “Rose” in Different Languages

January 7, 2021

Bet You Didn’t Know is all about exploring the holidays we celebrate and why we observe them, along with uncovering gift-related facts that will leave you surprised! Our researchers dive deep into the occasions we honor to leave you with interesting knowledge you won’t find anywhere else.

Single white rose

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 its name, we think it’s clear that a rose is pretty unique. Just seeing one conjures up images of love, beauty, and hope. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s how to say “rose” in 45 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”
Single red rose

Let us know which of the above is your favorite translation, or of any other flowers you know how to say in different languages!

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