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

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May – a time of celebration throughout Europe!

As well as heralding the approaching summer, Victory in Europe Day is celebrated on May 8th, Europe Day (when an extended Europe in a Day was published in 2020!) is on May 9th, and of course, the musical extravaganza that is the Eurovision Song Contest traditionally takes place in May as well!

Here’s how to say May in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

  1. Albanian – Maji
  2. Arabic – مَايُو (Mayu)
  3. Armenian – Մայիս (Mayis)
  4. Azerbaijani – May
  5. Basque – Maiatz
  6. Belarusian – Май (May)
  7. Bulgarian – Май (May)
  8. Catalan – Maig
  9. Croatian – Svibanj
  10. Czech – Květen
  11. Danish – Maj
  12. Dutch – Mei
  13. Estonian – Mai
  14. Faroese – Mai
  15. Finnish – Toukokuu
  16. French – Mai
  17. Georgian – მაისი (Maisi)
  18. German – Mai
  19. Greek – Μάιος (Máios)
  20. Greenlandic – Maaji
  21. Hungarian – Május
  22. Icelandic – Maí
  23. Irish Gaelic – Mí na Bealtaine
  24. Italian – Maggio
  25. Jèrriais – Mai
  26. Latin – Maius
  27. Latvian – Maijs
  28. Lithuanian – Gegužė
  29. Low German – Mai
  30. Luxembourgish – Mee
  31. Macedonian – Мај (Maj)
  32. Maltese – Mejju
  33. Manx – Boaldyn
  34. Monégasque – Magiu
  35. Northern Sami – Miessemánnu
  36. Norwegian – Mai
  37. Polish – Maj
  38. Portuguese – Maio
  39. Romanian – Mai
  40. Russian – Май (May)
  41. Scots Gaelic – An Cèitean
  42. Serbian – Мај (Maj)
  43. Slovak – Máj
  44. Slovene – Maj
  45. Spanish – Mayo
  46. Swedish – Maj
  47. Swiss German – Mai
  48. Turkish – Mayıs
  49. Ukrainian – Травень (Traven’)
  50. Welsh – Mis Mai

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Author: James Scanlan
Banner Image Source: adapted from coe.int

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