diplomatic language services blog post on how to say autumn in many different languages
10.01.2020

How to Say ‘Autumn’ in Different Languages

Happy October! Autumn is always one of the most fun seasons at DLS – typically complete with fall-themed celebrations and the excitement of watching the leaves change color in downtown Rosslyn. However, since we can’t celebrate the changing of the seasons by getting together for our annual Harvest Festival, we decided to get into the spirit in a different way.

Today, we’re sharing how to say autumn in different languages! In fact, there are over 85 translations of the word autumn below. Whether you are welcoming in the harvest season with a Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (we celebrated last year by eating a variety of traditional Moon Cakes), or with a European grape harvest (last year, we paired cheeses with grapes from different countries), use the translations below to impress anyone!

How to say autumn in…

Afrikaans: herfs

Albanian: vjeshtë

Arabic: الخريف [alkharif]

Armenian: աշուն

Azerbaijani: payız

Basque: udazkena

Belarusian: восень

Bengali : শরৎ

Bosnian: jesen

Bulgarian: есен

Catalan: tardor

Cebuano: tingdagdag

Chichewa: m’dzinja

Chinese Simplified: 秋季 [qiūjì]

Chinese Traditional: 秋季 [qiūjì]

Croatian: jesen

Czech: podzim

Danish: efterår

Dutch: herfst

Esperanto: aŭtuno

Estonian: sügis

Filipino: taglagas

Finnish: syksy

French: l’automne

Galician: outono

Georgian: შემოდგომაზე

German: Herbst

Greek: φθινόπωρο [fthinóporo]

Gujarati: પાનખર

Haitian Creole: otòn

Hausa: kaka

Hebrew: סתָיו

Hindi: पतझड़

Hmong: lub caij nplooj zeeg

Hungarian: őszi

Icelandic: Haust

Igbo: n’oge mgbụsị akwụkwọ

Indonesian: musim gugur

Irish: fhómhair

Italian: autunno

Japanese: 秋

Javanese: Autumn

Kannada: ಶರತ್ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ

Kazakh: күз

Khmer: រដូវស្លឹកឈើជ្រុះ

Korean: 가을 [ga-eul]

Lao: ດູໃບໄມ້ລົ່ນ

Latin: arbores autumnales

Latvian: rudens

Lithuanian: ruduo

Macedonian: есен

Malagasy: fararano

Malay: musim luruh

Malayalam: ശരത്കാലം

Maltese: ħarifa

Maori:ngahuru

Marathi: शरद ऋतूतील

Mongolian: намар

Myanmar (Burmese): ဆောင်းဉီးရာသီ

Nepali: शरद ऋतु

Norwegian: høst

Persian: فصل پاييز

Polish: jesień

Portuguese: outono

Romanian: toamnă

Russian: осень [osen’]

Serbian: јесен [jesen]

Sesotho: hoetla

Sinhala: සරත් සෘතුවේ

Slovak: jeseň

Slovenian: jesen

Somali: dayrta

Spanish: otoño

Swahili: vuli

Swedish: höst

Tajik: тирамоҳ

Tamil: இலையுதிர்

Telugu: శరదృతువు

Thai: ฤดูใบไม้ร่วง

Turkish: sonbahar

Ukrainian: осінь [osin’]

Urdu: خزاں

Uzbek: kuz

Vietnamese: Mùa thu

Welsh: hydref

Yiddish: האַרבסט

Yoruba: Irẹdanu

Zulu: ekwindla

So, there you have it! You now know how to say autumn in different languages – 88 different languages at that. Did we miss any? Let us know by leaving a comment or sending us an email! We miss being able to get together for in-person events but are lucky we have the memories to look back on and the future to look forward to.

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