March 31, 2020

#stayathome Hashtag in Different Languages

As we are in quarantine or lockdown and some are using the hashtag stayathome (stay at home), I thought to post on Facebook to ask my friends to post this hash tag in different languages. So, this information is crowdsourced!! Apologize in advance for any mistakes as I am not fluent in any other language beside English (though I can read a little Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam...). 

How do you translate the hashtag stayathome into different languages? 

See a list of some translations below:

Top 5 Languages of those who visit the Authentic Journeys Facebook Page:

English: #stayathome
Arabic: #خليك_في_البيت (khlyk_fy_alibit) - slang
Arabic: أبقى_في_المنزل  ('abqaa_fi_almunzil) or ألزم_منزلك ('alzm_munzluk) - formal
Arabic 🇸🇦 (Saudi Arabia) لبقاء في المنزل
French 🇫🇷 Restez a la maison 
French 🇫🇷 Restez chez vous
Vietnamese   🇻🇳  ở nhà - stay at home -  #ởnhà
Spanish: quedate en casa
Indian Languages 🇮🇳  

Haryanavi (dialect of Hindi): Ghar Mai padya reh 

Ghar se bhahar mat nikalna (घर से बाहर मत निकलना - GT) - Sit at home or you will get a beating with sticks
आप  घर  से  बाहर  मत  निकलना 
Ghar baith nahin toh laathi khaa (घर  बैठ  नहीं  तोह  लाठी  खा- GT) - Don't sit at home eating sticks (more of a Mumbai slang)
Ghar pe raho (घर पे रहो) 

Maneyalle Iri  (ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇರಿ)  

Tu garlagi bayis 

Deyavu cheythu veetil irikku (ദയവു  ചെയ്തു  വീട്ടിൽ  ഇരിക്ക് - GT) - Please stay home
Poi veedil irikku (പോയി വീട്ടിൽ ഇരിക്ക്) - go inside the house / stay inside the house
veettiliri (#വീട്ടിലിരി) 
veedil irikku (വീട്ടില്‍ ഇരിക്കു)

Gharicha rahaa घरिच रहा 

Ghare Ruha (ଘରେ ରୁହ) 

Veedilaeyae Iru (வீட்டிலேயே இரு) - Be at home (said to a younger person, could be a command)
Veetilaeyae Irungal ( வீட்டிலேயே இருங்கள்) - All of you be at home (said to an older person, or to a group of any age, more of a suggestive plea) 
Veetilaye irukkavum (வீட்டிலேயே இருக்கவும்) - Stay at home (third person, not to a specific person, more like advice)  

Intlo Undandi (ఇంట్లో ఉండండి - GT) - Used in formal settings, to an elder, or to a group
Intlo ne undu (ఇంట్లో నే ఉండు - GT) - informal

This is only a sampling of the many languages of India as you can see from the map/infographic below, which still does not list every language in India! 

Other International Languages 
(all mean stay at home, unless there is a slightly different translation listed) 
Azerbaijani 🇦🇿 Evde kal 
Czech 🇨🇿 zustat doma  
Filipino 🇵🇭  Hwag Lumbas Ng Bahay (don't return to the house)
Finnish 🇫🇮  pysykotona
German 🇩🇪  #bleibzuhaus
Indonesian 🇮🇩 tinggal di rumah (Tinggal = Stay, Di = at, Rumah = Home), Di rumah aja (slang)
Italian 🇮🇹  iostoacasa 
Japanese 🇯🇵  家にいる (ie ni iru)
Latvian 🇱🇻 Sahoo Paliec mājās
Polish 🇵🇱  Zostań w domu 
Portuguese 🇵🇹  🇧🇷  ficar em casa
Russian 🇷🇺  оставайтесь дома (ostavaytes' doma) 
Turkish 🇹🇷  Evde kal 

Note: GT denotes that Google Translate transcribed the English letters into Indian native languages. Those without the GT note were given in native scripts by friends on Facebook!

Jennifer Kumar is a culture and communication coach helping you work on virtual teams and across cultures. Want to talk? Get in touch

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