TRAVELLERS' VOCABULARY LIST - BEER


Afrikaans: bier
Albanian: birre" (e" = e-umlaut, pronounced approx. schwa)
Arabic: bira (birra)
Armenian: garejure (transliteration)
Basque: garagarnoa
Breton: bier
Bulgarian: bira
Burmese: biya (transliteration)
Cantonese: be1jau2 (1 = high tone; 2 = high falling tone)
Catalan: cervesa
Croatian: pivo
Czech: pivo
Danish: o/l (o/ = fronted o sound, written o with slash)
Dutch: bier
English: beer
Esperanto: biero
Estonian: o~lu (o~ = o-tilde, pronounced short unrounded 'o')
Finnish: olut, (slang: kalja; actually other beverage)
Flemish: het bier
French: la bie`re
Frisian: bier
German: das Bier
Greek: mpi'ra (transliteration) ('mp' is pronounced 'b')
Greenlandic: immiaarag
Hausa: fita
Hawaiian: pia or bia
Hebrew: birah (bira)
Hindi: biar (transliteration)
Hokkien: bit3 djiu4
Hungarian: so~r (o~ = short-o-umlaut; s = "sh"-sound)
Icelandic: bjo'r (o' = o-acute accent)
Indonesian: bir
Irish: beoir
Italian: la birra
Japanese: biiru/bieru (r is sort of between USA 'r' and Eng. 'l')
Korean: maekju (transliteration)
Latin: cervisia
Latvian: alu
Lithuanian: alus
Luxemburgois: be'ier (e' = e-acute accent)
Madagassian: labiera (yes, one word)
Malay: bir
Maltese: birra
Mandarin: pi2jiu3 (2 = rising tone; 3 = fall/rise tone)
Nepali: biyar (transliteration) (from phrase book)
Nepali: chang (from person who's been there)
Norwegian: o/l (o/ = fronted o, written o with slash)
Papiamentu: serbes
Persian: ab-e-jow (a = slightly rounded; j = as in 'juice')
Pidgin (Papua): bia
Polish: piwo ('w' is pronounced 'v')
Portuguese: a cerveja
Quechua: sirwisa
Raeto-romanian: bi'era (i' = i-acute accent)
Rumanian: bere
Russian: pivo
Samoan: pia
Setswana: bojalwa [bå:djaloa]
Scots Gaelic: beo`ir (o` = o-grave accent)
Serbian: pivo
Singalese: bire (transliteration)
Slovakian: pivo
Slovenian: pivo
Spanish: la cerveza, la birra (Central America)
Swahili: pombe
Swedish: öl (ö = o with two dots ["med tva prickor"])
Tagalog: beer
Tasmanian: beer
Thai: bia
Tibetan: chang (transliteration)
Turkish: bira
Ukrainian: pivo
Welsh: cwrw ("w" is pronounced approx. as "u" in "put")
Yiddish: bier (transliteration)


From: jpet

Åter till framsidan 24 May 2008