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Say "read" around the world

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Reading is truly a universal language. Every literate culture has words for reading and books, so it's important to be able to tell everyone to read more in their own languages. We should always promote literacy.

Take a few moments to learn just a few of these beautiful ways to say "read".




Read

  1. Arabic: اقرأ
  2. Bulgarian: Прочети
  3. Croatian: čitati
  4. Czech: číst
  5. Danish: Læs
  6. Dutch: lezen
  7. Esperanto: legi
  8. Estonian: loe
  9. Farsi: خواندن
  10. French: lis
  11. German: lesen
  12. Greek: ανάγνωση
  13. Hausa: karanta
  14. Hindi: पढ़ना
  15. Hungarian: olvas
  16. Icelandic: lesa
  17. Indonesian: Baca baca
  18. Irish Gaelic: léigh
  19. Italian: leggere
  20. Japanese: 読む
  21. Khmer: អាន
  22. Korean: 독서
  23. Lithuanian: skaityti
  24. Luxembourgian: gelies
  25. Mandarin Chinese: 讀
  26. Mongolian: унш
  27. Norwegian: lese
  28. Polish: czytać
  29. Portuguese: ler
  30. Romanian: citit
  31. Russian: читать
  32. Scottish Gaelic: leugh
  33. Somali: akhri
  34. Spanish: leer
  35. Swahili: Nakupenda
  36. Swedish: soma
  37. Thai: อ่าน
  38. Turkish: okumak
  39. Vietnamese: đọc
  40. Welsh: darllenwch
  41. Zulu: funda

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