Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Puppet" in Many Languages

The Queen of the Night from a production of Mozart's The Magic Flute
by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, Austria (source: Wikipedia)

No frills in this post: these are the ways to say the word "puppet" in many different languages.  Let me know if there are any corrections or additions to be made.  Google Translate was heavily relied upon in compiling this list.

Afrikaans - marionet
Albanian - kukull
Azerbaijani - kukla
Basque - txotxongilo
Bulgarian - titella
Croatian - lutka
Czech - loutka
Danish - marionet
Dutch - marionet
Esperanto - marioneto
Estonian - nukk
Filipino - manika
Finnish - nukke
French - fantoche
Galician - monicreque
German - Marionette
Haitian Creole - mannken
Hawaiian - ki'i
Hebrew - boobah
Hungarian - báb
Icelandic - puppet
Indonesian - boneka
Irish - puipéad
Italian - burattino
Japanese - Ningyō
Latin - pupa
Latvian - marionete
Malay - boneka
Maltese - pupazzi
Norwegian - marionett
Polish - marionetka
Portuguese - fantoche
Russian - марионетки
Slovak - bábka
Slovenian - lutkovna
Spanish - títere
Swahili - bandia
Swedish - puppet
Turkish - kukla
Welsh - pyped

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