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

Statue of a male nude in the Louvre, Paris – Source: The Guardian

Let’s be honest… it’s how most of us are hoping to end our Valentine’s Day – naked! So here’s how to say naked in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

Translating adjectives can be tricky. For languages whose adjectives change depending on the grammatic gender of the noun (for the vast majority of ‘gendered’ languages, ‘man’ is a masculine noun and ‘woman’ is feminine), I have written them in the following way: [Masculine Adjective / Feminine Adjective].

Other languages differentiate between adjectives in different ways, while some are like English just have one form of the adjective that covers all nouns! So basically, here you should have enough adjective to communicate to anyone that you want them to get naked with you 😉

  1. Albanian – Lakuriq
  2. Arabic – عريانة / عريان (Uryan / Uryana)
  3. Armenian – Մերկ (Merk)
  4. Azerbaijani – Çılpaq
  5. Basque – Biluzik
  6. Belarusian – Голы / Голая (Holi / Holaya)
  7. Bulgarian – Гол / Гола (Gol / Gola)
  8. Catalan – Nu / Nua
  9. Croatian – Gol / Gola
  10. Czech – Nahý / Nahá
  11. Danish – Nøgen
  12. Dutch – Naakt
  13. Estonian – Alasti
  14. Faroese – Nakin
  15. Finnish – Alasti
  16. French – Nu / Nue
  17. Georgian – შიშველი (Shishveli)
  18. German – Nackt
  19. Greek – Γυμνός / Γυμνή (Gymnós / Gymní)
  20. Greenlandic – Tamaqanngitsoq
  21. Hungarian – Meztelen
  22. Icelandic – Nakinn / Nakin
  23. Irish Gaelic – Nocht
  24. Italian – Nudo / Nuda
  25. Jèrriais – Nu / Nue
  26. Latin – Nūdus / Nūda
  27. Latvian – Kails / Kaila
  28. Lithuanian – Núogas / Nuogà
  29. Low German – Naakt
  30. Luxembourgish – Plakeg
  31. Macedonian – Гол / Гола (Gol / Gola)
  32. Maltese – Għarwien / Għarwiena
  33. Manx – Rooisht
  34. Monégasque – Nüu / Nüa
  35. Northern Sami – Álás
  36. Norwegian – Naken
  37. Polish – Nagi / Naga
  38. Portuguese – Nu / Nua
  39. Romanian – Gol / Goală
  40. Russian – Голый / Голая (Goliy / Golaya)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Rùisgte
  42. Serbian – Гол / Гола (Gol / Gola)
  43. Slovak – Nahý / Nahá
  44. Slovene – Gol / Gola
  45. Spanish – Desnudo / Desnuda
  46. Swedish – Naken
  47. Swiss German – Blutt
  48. Turkish – Çıplak
  49. Ukrainian – Голий / Гола (Holiy / Hola)
  50. Welsh – Noeth

Author: James Scanlan
Banner Image Source: theguardian.com

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