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

A lingering apparition of the dead, some say ghosts are spirits bound to the mortal world seeking to right a wrong done to them in life…

Whatever their reasons for not passing on, here are some of the words for ghost or spirit in the 50 language of Europe in a Day!

  1. Albanian – Fantazmë
  2. Arabic – شبح (Šabah)
  3. Armenian – ուրվական (Urvakan)
  4. Azerbaijani – Hayalet
  5. Basque – Mamu
  6. Belarusian – Прывід (Pryvid)
  7. Bulgarian – Дух (Dukh)
  8. Catalan – Fantasma
  9. Croatian – Duh
  10. Czech – Přízrak
  11. Danish – Spøgelse
  12. Dutch – Geest
  13. Estonian – Kummitus
  14. Faroese – Dreygur
  15. Finnish – Aave
  16. French – Fantôme 
  17. Georgian – მოჩვენება (Močveneba)
  18. German – Geist
  19. Greek – Φάντασμα (Fántasma)
  20. Greenlandic – Aliortugaq
  21. Hungarian – Kísértet
  22. Icelandic – Draugur
  23. Irish Gaelic – Taibhse
  24. Italian – Fantasma
  25. Jèrriais – Êpitafl’ye
  26. Latin – Phasma
  27. Latvian – Rēgs
  28. Lithuanian – Vaiduoklis
  29. Low German – Geest
  30. Luxembourgish – Geescht
  31. Macedonian – Дух (Dukh)
  32. Maltese – Ħares
  33. Manx – Scaanjoon
  34. Monégasque – Fantasmu
  35. Northern Sami – Gobmi
  36. Norwegian – Spøkelse
  37. Polish – Duch
  38. Portuguese – Fantasma
  39. Romanian – Stafie
  40. Russian – Привидение (Privideniye)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Taibhse
  42. Serbian – Дух (Dukh)
  43. Slovak – Duch
  44. Slovene – Duh
  45. Spanish – Fantasma
  46. Swedish – Spöke
  47. Swiss German – Gehuuri
  48. Turkish – Hayalet
  49. Ukrainian – Привид (Privid)
  50. Welsh – Ysbryd

Author: James Scanlan
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