Knowing how to order a beer in other languages is an essential part of travel.

Take a look at the word “Beer” in these other languages:

 

“Beer” in European Languages

Albanian – birrë
Basque – garagardoa
Belarusian – піва
Bosnian – pivo
Bulgarian – Бира
Catalan – cervesa
Croatian – pivo
Czech – pivo
Danish – øl
Dutch – bier
Estonian – õlu
Finnish – olut
French – bière
Galician – cervexa
German – Bier
Greek – μπύρα
Hungarian – sör
Icelandic – bjór
Irish – beoir
Italian – birra
Latvian – alus
Lithuanian – alus
Macedonian – пиво
Maltese – birra
Norwegian – øl
Polish – piwo
Portuguese – cerveja
Romanian – bere
Russian – пиво
Serbian – пиво
Slovak – pivo
Slovenian – pivo
Spanish – cerveza
Swedish – öl
Ukrainian – пиво
Welsh – cwrw
Yiddish – ביר

“Beer” in Asian Languages

Armenian – գարեջուր
Azerbaijani – pivə
Bengali – বিয়ার
Chinese – Simplified 啤酒
Chinese – Traditional 啤酒
Georgian – ლუდი
Gujarati – બીયર
Hindi – बीयर
Hmong – npias
Japanese – ビール
Kannada – ಬಿಯರ್
Kazakh – сыра
Khmer – ស្រាបៀរ
Korean – 맥주
Lao – ເບຍ
Malayalam – ബിയർ
Marathi – बिअर
Mongolian – шар айраг
Nepali – बियर
Sinhala – බියර්
Tajik – оби ҷав
Tamil – பீர்
Telugu – బీర్
Thai – เบียร์
Urdu – بیئر
Uzbek – pivo
Vietnamese – bia

“Beer” in Middle-Eastern Languages

Arabic – بيرة
Hebrew – בירה
Persian – آبجو
Turkish – bira

“Beer” in African Languages

Afrikaans – bier
Chichewa – mowa
Hausa – giya
Igbo – biya
Sesotho – biri
Somali – Bi’ir
Swahili – bia
Yoruba – Oti bia
Zulu – ubhiya

“Beer” in Austronesian Languages

Cebuano – beer
Filipino – serbesa
Indonesian – bir
Javanese – bir
Malagasy – labiera
Malay – bir
Maori – pia

Other Languages

Esperanto – bieron
Haitian Creole – byè
Latin – cervisiam

 

Now that you can say “beer” no matter where you go, check out these other articles:
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