We all know our little feathered friends by the common names budgerigar, budgie, grass parakeet, shell parakeet or just keet.
Do you know how people call budgerigars in other parts of the world?
Alemannic German: Wällesittich
Arabic: الطائر الطيب
Belarusian: Хвалісты папугай
Bulgarian: Вълнист папагал
Czech: Andulka vlnkovaná
French: Perruche Ondulée
Hungarian: Hullámos papagáj
Lithuanian: Banguotoji papūgėlė
Navajo Language: Tsídii yáłtiʼí yázhí
Persian: مرغ عشق
Polish: Papużka falista
Russian: Волнистый попугайчик
Sami Language: Unduláhtta
Scottish Gaelic: Buidsidh
Tagalog: Melopsittacus Undulatus / Budgerigar
Turkish: Muhabbet kuşu
Ukrainian: Хвилястий папужка
If you know their name in even more languages, please let me know! Thanks!
Cool! Where did you find this?ReplyDelete
I knew a few of them already, but some of the new ones are great! My favourite is Croatian: Tigrica ;)
Does the Polish one (papużka falista) mean something like crazy grandmother?
haha :D "papużka" actually means "little parrot" in Polish, and "falista" means "corrugated" (corrugated means something like shaped into ridges, or furrowed - that's the "stripy" part we are looking for in budgies ;) )ReplyDelete
I also like the Croation translation :D I found them on Wikipedia, www.eol.org and also got some help from Google Translate :)
Slovak: "Papagájec" - that's more official - book - way, in common language it's more like the Czech: "Andulka vlnkovaná", or simply "Andulka" (which I like the most ;))ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I updated the post now :)Delete
The Hungarian one literally means parrot with billows or waves, because of their pattern.ReplyDelete