We wrote about languages earlier, precisely, in the second blog post. We listed the world's most popular languages then. The words we present today you can find in memes under the search word „linguistic differences”.

 

01. Bless you

  • English: Bless you!
  • Italian: Salute!
  • Spanish: Salud!
  • Swedish & Norwegian: Prosit!
  • German: GESUNDHEIT!!!!
  • Hungarian: EGÉSZSÉGEDRE!!!!

 

02. Equator

  • English: Equator
  • Dutch: Evenaar
  • German: Äquator
  • Italian: Equatore
  • French: Équateur
  • Romanian: Ecuator
  • Spanish: Ecuador
  • Russian: экватор
  • Swedish & Turkish & Norwegian & Croatian: Ekvator
  • Hungarian: Egyenlítő
  • Finnish: Päivantasaaja

 

03. Ambulance

  • English & Dutch & Danish & French: ambulance
  • Finnish: ambulanssi
  • Norwegian: ambulanse
  • Portuguese: ambulância
  • Swedish: ambulans
  • Spanish: ambulancia
  • Romanian: ambulanță
  • Italian: ambulanza
  • Hungarian: MENTŐAUTÓ!!!
  • German: KRANKENWAGEN!!!
  • Russian: AVTOMOBIL' SKOROY POMOSHCHI

 

04. Turtle

  • English: turtle
  • Italian & Portuguese: tartaruga
  • Spanish: tortuga
  • French: tortue
  • Hungarian: teknős
  • German: WASSERSCHILDKRÖTE!!!

 

You can find more funny comparisons on this webpage.

 

In your mother tongue which words sounds strangely compared to other languages? Leave us in a comment!