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How to say BEACH in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!

Mediterranean waves on Majorca – Source: James Scanlan

Life’s a beach… ok, well maybe not now in 2020, but sometimes it is!

I love the beach and being near the sea – so here’s how you can ask to be directed towards your favourite place in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

Before you all rush to point it out, yes some of these languages are spoken in places without coastlines… but they still have rivers, lakes and lidos!

  1. Albanian – Plazhi 
  2. Arabic – شاطئ (Shati)
  3. Armenian – լողափ (Loghap’)
  4. Azerbaijani – Çimərlik 
  5. Basque – Hondartza
  6. Belarusian – Пляж (Plyaž)
  7. Bulgarian – Плаж (Plaž)
  8. Catalan – Platja
  9. Croatian – Plaža
  10. Czech – Pláž
  11. Danish – Strand
  12. Dutch – Strand
  13. Estonian – Rand
  14. Faroese – Strond
  15. Finnish – Uimaranta
  16. French – Plage
  17. Georgian – პლაჟი (P’lazhi)
  18. German – Strand
  19. Greek – Παραλία (Paralía)
  20. Greenlandic – Sissaq
  21. Hungarian – Tengerpart
  22. Icelandic – Strönd
  23. Irish Gaelic – Trá
  24. Italian – Spiaggia
  25. Jèrriais – Grève
  26. Latin – Litus
  27. Latvian – Pludmale
  28. Lithuanian – Paplūdimys
  29. Low German – Strand
  30. Luxembourgish – Plage
  31. Macedonian – Плажа (Plaža)
  32. Maltese – Bajja
  33. Manx – Traie
  34. Monégasque – Spiagia
  35. Northern Sami – Gáddi
  36. Norwegian – Strand
  37. Polish – Plaża
  38. Portuguese – Praia
  39. Romanian – Plajă
  40. Russian – Пляж (Plyaž)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Tràigh
  42. Serbian – Плажа (Plaža)
  43. Slovak – Pláž
  44. Slovene – Plaža
  45. Spanish – Playa
  46. Swedish – Strand
  47. Swiss German – Schtrand
  48. Turkish – Plaj
  49. Ukrainian – Пляж (Plyaž)
  50. Welsh – Traeth

Author: James Scanlan
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