Posted on 15 May 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Traveling Abroad? Learn How to Say Tomato!

sayBy Vanessa Richins

Someday soon I dream of traveling around the world.

I am fascinated by other cultures, especially the foods and languages.

In fact, I have a dream of being able to read and write in 11 different languages. So far I know English, Spanish at an intermediate level, and a bit in a few other languages.

As I was idly thinking tonight, I realized that I only knew how to say tomato in 2 different languages – English and Spanish. How would I ever survive in another country if I didn’t know how to ask for my favorite vegetable?

I hopped on over to Google to use their translator. It features 42 languages. When I typed in “I want to grow a tomato”, I learned that I need to say “Voglio crescere un pomodoro.” when in Italy.

Without further ado, here are their translations for the word “tomato”.

  • Albanian – domate
  • Arabic – الطماطم
  • Bulgarian – домат
  • Catalan – tomàquet
  • Chinese (Simplified) – 番茄
  • Chinese (Traditional) – 番茄
  • Croatian – paradajz
  • Czech – rajče
  • Danish – tomat
  • Dutch – tomaat
  • English – tomato
  • Estonian – tomat
  • Filipino – kamatis
  • Finnish – tomaatti
  • French – tomate
  • Galician – tomate
  • German – Tomaten
  • Greek – ντομάτα
  • Hebrew – עגבניה
  • Hindi – टमाटर
  • Hungarian – paradicsom
  • Indonesian – tomat
  • Italian – pomodoro
  • Japanese – トマト
  • Korean – 토마토
  • Latvian – tomātu
  • Lithiuanian – pomidorų
  • Maltese – tadam
  • Norwegian – tomat
  • Polish – pomidor
  • Portuguese – tomate
  • Romanian – roÅŸii
  • Russian – томат
  • Serbian – парадајз
  • Slovak – paradajka
  • Slovenian – paradižnika
  • Spanish – tomate
  • Swedish – tomat
  • Thai – โทมาโท
  • Turkish – domates
  • Ukrainian – томат
  • Vietnamese – cà chua
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4 Responses to “Traveling Abroad? Learn How to Say Tomato!”

  1. tomatocasual.com our friend Ben Says:

    Thanks, Vanessa! What a delightful post!

  2. tomatocasual.com Nancy Bond Says:

    It’s interesting how similar some of them are to the English word. But, is it to-may-to or to-mah-to? ;-)

  3. tomatocasual.com Raffi Says:

    hey – I just noticed you have a “tomato wiki” – my site is also a wiki for gardeners. I hope you check it out and like it… if so I’d love a link to my site, or at least the tomato article :-)

  4. tomatocasual.com Raffi Says:

    by the way, Tomato in Armenian is Õ¬Õ¸Õ¬Õ«Õ¯ (lolig or lolik)

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