Language Maps

lemon in European languages
“Lemon” in European languages
The English word “lemon” comes from Old French limon, which comes from Arabic laymūn or Ottoman Turkish limon, which in turn comes from (...)
October 8, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
I love you in European languages
“I love you” in European languages
Did you know that “I love you!” is more commonly used in English than “Good morning!”? (I can prove it!). It is used to express feelings (...)
October 3, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Quotation marks in European languages
Map of quotation marks in European languages
We are all familiar with English quotation marks: “these” (double) and ‘these’ (single). The American style (and the prevalent style in (...)
September 24, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Official languages Europe
Official languages of European countries
Most European countries have just one official language. Some actually have none (which is the case of the United Kingdom, where English (...)
September 18, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
dog in European languages
“Dog” in European languages
The English word “dog” comes from Old English docga, the origin of which is uncertain. It eventually replaced Old English hund (cf. (...)
August 16, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps

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“Father” in European languages
It is probably not surprising that the English word “father” and German “Vater” share a common origin, but did you know that Irish and (...)
June 17, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Anthems of European countries
National anthem by country in Europe
The map bellow shows the beginning of the national anthem of each European country (except for several microstates) translated into (...)
May 10, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Names of European capitals in local languages
The map below shows European capital cities together with their names in the local languages (all possible variants are shown in countries (...)
May 3, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Earth in European languages
‘Earth’ in European languages
The English word “Earth”, German “Erde”, Swedish “jorden”, and similar expressions in other Germanic languages come from Proto-Germanic (...)
April 22, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Most studied languages in lower secondary education
Most studied foreign languages in lower secondary education in Europe
English is the most widely studied foreign language in all European countries (which should not be surprising) except Luxembourg, but what (...)
April 5, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps