The Word for "Spectacles" in Other Languages

Illustration of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) in the hospital, from the wonderful children’s book The Little Story of Gaudi, copyright Editorial Mediterrania, Barcelona, ISBN 978-84-8334-222-0
Illustration of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) in the hospital, from the wonderful children’s book The Little Story of Gaudi, copyright Editorial Mediterrania, Barcelona, ISBN 978-84-8334-222-0
Group of three magnifiers and one eyeglass case, made from Mother of Pearl, BOA Museum Collection
Group of three magnifiers and one eyeglass case, made from Mother of Pearl, BOA Museum Collection
 
Clemens Holzmeister (1886-1983), as seen in the Grosses Festspielhaus (Great Festival Hall), Salzburg, Austria which was designed in 1956 by Holzmeister, photo credit to Professor Dr Franz Daxecker
Clemens Holzmeister (1886-1983), as seen in the Grosses Festspielhaus (Great Festival Hall), Salzburg, Austria which was designed in 1956 by Holzmeister, photo credit to Professor Dr Franz Daxecker
Optical fan, cockade, horn and blond tortoiseshell with silk, early 19th century, Gilson Collection  unique
Optical fan, cockade, horn and blond tortoiseshell with silk, early 19th century, Gilson Collection unique
The Creator of the Greek Figures (Greek Masquerade), by Edmond Alexander Petitot (1727-1801), engraving by Begnino Bossi, Parma, Italy, 1771. Notice the very unusual square framed spectacles
 The Creator of the Greek Figures (Greek Masquerade), by Edmond Alexander Petitot (1727-1801), engraving by Begnino Bossi, Parma, Italy, 1771. Notice the very unusual square framed spectacles

Afrikaans

bril

Albanian

syze, gjyzlykë  

American English Eyeglasses

Arabic 

‏نظارات , ‏ببهرجة. Nazzarat

Bosnian naočare

Bulgarian 

очила  

Catalan

ulleres

Czech

brejle  

Danish Briller
Dutch Bril

Esperanto

okulvitroj  

Finnish

silmälasit

French Lunettes (Little moons)
German Brillen (The material from which the lenses were made.)

Greek 

γυαλιά  

Hebrew 

משקפים  Mischkafayim

Hindi Ai'nak

Hungarian

szemüveg  

Indonesian

kaca mata

Italian Occhiale (Indicative of a second pair of eyes)

Japanese

Megane, Aitai

Kiswahili (Tanzania) miwani
Lithuanian akiniai, pensne, akulioriai

Lombard

oggiaj

Manx

speckleyryn

Norwegian

briller

Papiamen

brel di bista, brel

Pig Latin

ectaclesspay

Polish Okulary, okularz

Portuguese

óculos (Oculos)

Romanian

ochelari

Russian 

очки (Ochki)

Scottish

speuclair

Serbo-Croatian

naočari

Slovak okuliare
Spanish Gafas, Anteojos (something placed before the eyes), Espejuelos

Sranan

aygrasi

Swedish

glasögon

Turkish

gözlük

Turkmen 

дяnek

Ukrainian

кольорове скло світлофора, окуляри

Urdu Chashmaa

Welsh

sbectol.

Zulu

izibuko


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