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How to say FIRST SEMI FINAL in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!

In 2004, the Eurovision Song Contest introduced a semi final stage before Saturday night’s show to accommodate the rising number of countries wishing to compete at Europe’s favourite music competition. And ever since 2008, this has become two semi finals in which countries must compete in order to join the host and the Big 5 in the Grand Final.

For many fans, the First Semi on the Tuesday before the contest is the real start of Eurovision! It’s the excitement of a new contest beginning combined with the thrill of finding out if your favourites will make it to the Grand Final! And knowing that there’s still the Second Semi Final to look forward to as well!

So before you decide who gets your 12 points this year, here is how to say “First Semi Final” in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

  1. Albanian – Gjysmëfinalja e parë
  2. Arabic – أول نصف نهائي (Aawal nisf nihayiyin)
  3. Armenian – Առաջին կիսաեզրափակիչ (Arrajin kisayezrap’akich)
  4. Azerbaijani – Birinci yarımfinal
  5. Basque – Lehen finalerdia
  6. Belarusian – Першы паўфінал (Pershi paowfinal)
  7. Bulgarian – Първи полуфинал (Purvi polufinal)
  8. Catalan – Primera semifinal
  9. Croatian – Prvo polufinale
  10. Czech – Prvního semifinále
  11. Danish – Første semifinale
  12. Dutch – Eerste halve finale
  13. Estonian – Esimene poolfinaal
  14. Faroese – Fyrra hálvfinala
  15. Finnish – Ensimmäinen semifinaali
  16. French – Première demi-finale
  17. Georgian – პირველი ნახევარფინალი (Pirveli nakhevarpinali)
  18. German – Erstes Halbfinale
  19. Greek – Πρώτος ημιτελικός (Prótos imitelikós)
  20. Greenlandic – Siullermik semi-finale siulleq
  21. Hungarian – Első elődöntő
  22. Icelandic – Fyrri undankeppnin
  23. Irish Gaelic – An chéad babhta
  24. Italian – Prima semifinale
  25. Jèrriais – Preunmyi d’mi finnal
  26. Latin – Primus semifinalis
  27. Latvian – Pirmais pusfināls
  28. Lithuanian – Pirmasis pusfinalis
  29. Low German – Eerste Halffinale
  30. Luxembourgish – Éischter Halleffinale
  31. Macedonian – Прво полуфинале (Prvo polufinale)
  32. Maltese – L-ewwel semifinali
  33. Manx – Yn chied lieh-yerrinaght
  34. Monégasque – Primu mesu finale
  35. Northern Sami – Vuosttaš oassefinála
  36. Norwegian – Første semifinale
  37. Polish – Pierwszy półfinał
  38. Portuguese – Primeira semi-final
  39. Romanian – Prima semifinală
  40. Russian – Первый полуфинал (Perviy polufinal)
  41. Scots Gaelic – A’ chiad iar-chuairt dheireannach
  42. Serbian – Прво полуфинале (Prvo polufinale)
  43. Slovak – Prvé semifinále
  44. Slovene – Prvi predizbor
  45. Spanish – Primera semifinal
  46. Swedish – Första semifinal
  47. Swiss German – Erschtä Halbfinal
  48. Turkish – Birinci yarı-final
  49. Ukrainian – Перший півфінал (Pershiy pivfinal)
  50. Welsh – Rownd gyn-derfynol gyntaf

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Author: James Scanlan
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