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

Considering everyone has one, skeletons still manage to creep a lot of people out. Some argue its our innate fear of death that causes skeletons to send shivers down our spines, while others point out finding a skeleton somewhere unexpected is often a sign of danger. And that’s before we get into dark magic undead skeletons wielding swords like in Jason and the Argonauts…

Whatever the reason for finding them unnerving, here are just some of the words for skeleton in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

Want to find out more about the monsters Europe is said to be home to this October? Take a look at this Halloween Editorial and take a terrifying tour around Europe’s monster hot spots!

  1. Albanian – Skeleti
  2. Arabic – هيكل عظمي (Hikal eazmiun)
  3. Armenian – Կմախք (Kmakhk’)
  4. Azerbaijani – Skelet
  5. Basque – Hezurdura
  6. Belarusian – Шкілет (Shkilet)
  7. Bulgarian – Скелет (Skelet)
  8. Catalan – Esquelet
  9. Croatian – Kostur
  10. Czech – Kostra
  11. Danish – Skelet
  12. Dutch – Skelet
  13. Estonian – Skelett
  14. Faroese – Beinagrind
  15. Finnish – Luuranko
  16. French – Squelette
  17. Georgian – ჩონჩხი (Chonchkhi)
  18. German – Skelett
  19. Greek – Σκελετός (Skeletós)
  20. Greenlandic – Qarsorneq
  21. Hungarian – Csontváz
  22. Icelandic – Beinagrind
  23. Irish Gaelic – Creatlach
  24. Italian – Scheletro
  25. Jèrriais – Stchelette
  26. Latin – Sceletus
  27. Latvian – Skelets
  28. Lithuanian – Griaučiai
  29. Low German – Skelett
  30. Luxembourgish – Skelett
  31. Macedonian – Костур (Kostur)
  32. Maltese – Skeletru
  33. Manx – Ushylagh 
  34. Monégasque – Scheletru
  35. Northern Sami – Dákteriggi
  36. Norwegian – Skjelett
  37. Polish – Szkielet
  38. Portuguese – Esqueleto
  39. Romanian – Schelet
  40. Russian – Скелет (Skyelet)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Cnàimhneach
  42. Serbian – Скелет (Skelet)
  43. Slovak – Kostra
  44. Slovene – Okostje
  45. Spanish – Esqueleto
  46. Swedish – Skelett
  47. Swiss German – Skelett
  48. Turkish – İskelet
  49. Ukrainian – Скелет (Skelet)
  50. Welsh – Sgerbwd

Author: James Scanlan
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