Roses are red. And all the other colors, también. It’s the time of the year when Valentine’s day is celebrated in a couple of days. February 14th is the holiday when people give roses (and other flowers) to their loved ones around the world. That sums up together as over 2 billion dollars worth of flowers.

En 2019, 28 % of American adults purchased flowers or plants as gifts for Valentine’s Day.

https://aboutflowers.com/holidays-occasions/valentines-day/valentines-day-floral-statistics/

Roses are beautiful and inspire all senses. Roses can even deliver messages without using any words. This is even said to be the reason why roses are so popular on Valentine’s day. No obstante, a rose is today a kind of safe choice for a gift.

In many languages, the word for rose seems to have the same origin. Many of the words on our infographic below are very similar. If you heard the word in different languages, you probably would understand that the person is talking about roses. Yet, there are exceptions also. So check the image below to find out the rose in more than 80 Idiomas.

An infographic about rose in different languages.
  • Afrikaansgestyg
  • Albaniantrëndafil
  • Árabe – ارتفع
  • Armenianվարդ
  • Azerbaijanigül
  • Basqueigo
  • Belarusianружа
  • Bengalí – গোলাপ
  • Bosnianruža
  • Bulgarianроза
  • Catalanrosa
  • Cebuanomitindog
  • Chichewaananyamuka
  • Chino – 玫瑰 (méiguī)
  • Croatianruža
  • Checo – růže
  • DanishRose
  • Dutchroos
  • Estonianroos
  • Filipinorosas
  • Finlandés – ruusu
  • Francés – Rose
  • Galicianrosa
  • Georgianგაიზარდა
  • Alemán – Rose
  • Greekτριαντάφυλλο
  • Gujaratiગુલાબ
  • Hausaya tashi
  • Hebrewוֶרֶד
  • Hindi – गुलाब का फूल
  • Hmongsawv
  • Hungarianrózsa
  • Icelandicrós
  • Igbobilie
  • Indonesianmawar
  • Irishrós
  • Italiano – rosa
  • Japonés – ローズ
  • Javanesewungu
  • Kannadaಗುಲಾಬಿ
  • KazakhРоза
  • Khmerកើនឡើង
  • Korean장미 꽃
  • Laoເພີ່ມຂຶ້ນ
  • Latvianroze
  • Lithuanianrožė
  • Macedonianсе зголеми
  • Malagasynitsangana
  • Malaymeningkat
  • Malayalamപനിനീര്പ്പൂവ്
  • Maltese – tela
  • Maoriwhakatika
  • Marathiगुलाब
  • Mongolianөссөн
  • Myanmarနှင်းဆီ
  • Nepaliगुलाफ
  • Noruego – rose
  • Persianگل سرخ
  • PolishRóża
  • Portugués – rosa
  • RomanianTrandafir
  • Ruso – Роза
  • Serbianружа
  • Sesothotsoha
  • Sinhalaරෝස
  • Slovakruža
  • Slovenianrose
  • Somalikacay
  • Español – Rosa
  • Swahiliilipanda
  • Sueco – ros
  • Tajikбархоста
  • Tamilஉயர்ந்தது
  • Teluguపెరిగింది
  • Thaiดอกกุหลาบ
  • Turco – gül
  • Ucraniano – троянда (troyanda)
  • Urduگلاب
  • Uzbekatirgul
  • Vietnamesebông hồng
  • Welshrhosyn
  • Yiddishרויז
  • Yorubadide
  • Zulurose

That’s a long list! But many languages are missing. Do you know any other language? Leave a comment below to add more roses to the list.

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