Ever wonder how people say “cicada” around the world. According to Google Translate, here’s how to say “cicada” in 44 different languages.
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Armenian: ts’ikada (ÖÕ«Õ¯Õ¡Õ¤Õ¡)
Belarusian: cykady (Ñ†Ñ‹ÐºÐ°Ð´Ñ‹)
Bengali: Ucciá¹‡á¹›Ä“ (à¦‰à¦šà§à¦šà¦¿à¦‚à¦¡à¦¼à§‡)
Bulgarian: tsikada (Ñ†Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð´Ð°)
Chinese: Chán (èŸ¬)
Greek: tzitzÃki (Ï„Î¶Î¹Ï„Î¶Î¯ÎºÎ¹)
Gujarati: TÄ«á¸a (àª¤à«€àª¡)
Haitian Creole: sigal
Hindi: SikÄá¸Ä (à¤¸à¤¿à¤•à¤¾à¤¡à¤¾)
Japanese: Semi (ã‚»ãƒŸ)
Kannada: Rekkeya (à²°à³†à²•à³à²•à³†à²¯)
Korean: maemi (ë§¤ë¯¸)
Macedonian: cikada (Ñ†Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð´Ð°)
Russian: tsikada (Ñ†Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð´Ð°)
Serbian: cikada (Ñ†Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð´Ð°)
Spanish: cigarra, chicharra
Tamil: Cil vaá¹‡á¹u (à®šà®¿à®²à¯ à®µà®£à¯à®Ÿà¯)
Thai: Cáº¡kcáº¡Ì€n (à¸ˆà¸±à¸à¸ˆà¸±à¹ˆà¸™)
Ukrainian: tsykada (Ñ†Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð´Ð°)
Vietnamese: con ve sáº§u
Last edited 3/29/2021.
Can u add how to say in Telugu
Google translate says “SikÄá¸Ä” or à°¸à°¿à°•à°¾à°¡à°¾. It makes sense that it sounds like the English cicada because the English word is based not the Latin word “cicada”, and the Latin “cicada” is based on the Sanskrit “cizara”.
I grew up in a farm in Costarica ( tropical weather ) and I remember when I was little running around Granmas house hearing cicadas ( chicharras ) and i could listen to them for ours as they were sitting on a tree and make a noise very much well known in Costarica and it just was part of my childhood memories, I even grab one and held it by the wings , no harm just to look at it , they are just cool insects but wasn’t aware of the fact that they come out every 17 years and so on , very interesting and will continue paying attention to this event ,
Very good information, including the species found around the world!
Please make the correction of the ‘Hindu’ language to ‘Hindi’.
The common language of north India and much of Pakistan is Hindi (not Hindu – which is a faith/religion).
In Iran they called “Jirjirak”. In the south of Iran they called “Chanz”.
The Zambian name for Cicadas is Nyenye(singular) and Banyenye(Plural). They appear every year from September to October.
@Daniel, thank you!
In Uruguay we call rhem Chicharra
In dutch, cicades that make sounds in their adult stage are called: “Krekel”. I used the dutch spelling.
Thanks heaps for this, Dan — very interesting and potentially useful.