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

Forming a bright spectrum of colours across the sky, rainbows are caused by light refracting through water droplets. That might be their scientific explanation, but there is something magical about them that has always captivated people!

In Norse mythology, rainbows were thought to be the bridge from the mortal world to that of the Gods, while in Ireland it was said to be where leprechauns hid their gold. More recently, the Rainbow Flag has become a symbol of Pride and the LGBTQ+ community.

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

  1. Albanian – Ylber
  2. Arabic – قوس قزح (Qaws qazah)
  3. Armenian – Ծիածան (Tsiatsan)
  4. Azerbaijani – Göy qurşağı
  5. Basque – Ostadar
  6. Belarusian – Вясёлка (Vyasyolka)
  7. Bulgarian – Дъга (Duga)
  8. Catalan – Arc de Sant Martí
  9. Croatian – Duga
  10. Czech – Duha
  11. Danish – Regnbue
  12. Dutch – Regenboog
  13. Estonian – Vikerkaar
  14. Faroese – Ælabogi
  15. Finnish – Sateenkaari
  16. French – Arc-en-ciel
  17. Georgian – ცისარტყელა (Tsisart’q’ela)
  18. German – Regenbogen
  19. Greek – Ουράνιο τόξο (Ouránio tóxo)
  20. Greenlandic – Neriussaaq
  21. Hungarian – Szivárvány
  22. Icelandic – Regnbogi
  23. Irish Gaelic – Tuar ceatha
  24. Italian – Arcobaleno
  25. Jèrriais – Arc-en-ciel
  26. Latin – Arcus pluvius
  27. Latvian – Varavīksne
  28. Lithuanian – Vaivorykštė
  29. Low German – Re­gen­ba­gen
  30. Luxembourgish – Reebou
  31. Macedonian – Виножито (Vinožito)
  32. Maltese – Qawsalla
  33. Manx – Goal twoaie
  34. Monégasque – Arcüncelu
  35. Northern Sami – Arvedávgi
  36. Norwegian – Regnbue
  37. Polish – Tęcza
  38. Portuguese – Arco-íris
  39. Romanian – Curcubeu
  40. Russian – Радуга (Raduga)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Bogha-frois
  42. Serbian – Дуга (Duga)
  43. Slovak – Dúha
  44. Slovene – Mavrica
  45. Spanish – Arco íris
  46. Swedish – Regnbåge
  47. Swiss German – Rägeboge
  48. Turkish – Gökkuşağı
  49. Ukrainian – Веселка (Veselka)
  50. Welsh – Enfys

Author: James Scanlan
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