Imagine the scary scenario that you are in a country that the locals understand no English nor your native language and you are desperate for a nice cold beer what can you do? We provide you with how beer is spelled in the world’s main languages and slang so its impossible for you to miss a beer sign again.

  • Afrikaans: bier
  • Albanian: birrë
  • Amharic: bira
  • Anglo-Norman: biere
  • Arabic: beereh (biræ)جعة / شراب من الشعير / جعة / المزر شراب نوع من الجعة / بيرة
  • Armenian: garejure, kara choor / գարեջուր
  • Azerbaijani: pivo / pivə /pivə
  • Basque: garagardoa
  • Belarusian: piva / піва
  • Bengali: beer / বিয়ার
  • Bislama (Vanuatu pidgin): bia
  • Bosnian: pivo
  • Breton: bier
  • Bulgarian: bira / Бира / бира / пиво
  • Catalan: cervesa
  • Chechenian: jij
  • Chichewa: mowa
  • Chinese (Cantonese): pear zao
  • Chinese (Mandarin): pi jiu
  • Chinese (Simplified): 啤酒
  • Chinese (Traditional): 啤酒
  • Corellian (Star Wars): lum
  • Creole: bear
  • Croatian: pivo
  • Czech: pivo
  • Danish: øl
  • Dutch: bier
  • English: beer
  • Esperanto: biero
  • Estonian: kesvamärjuke / õlu
  • Faeroese: øl, bjór
  • Farsi: ابجو
  • Filipino: serbesa
  • Finnish: olut, kalja, pikkutekijä / slang: olvi
  • Flemish: bier / slang: pint (rhymes w/hint)
  • French: bière / slang: une mousse (foam), une binouze
  • Frisian: bier
  • Gaelic: leann (lionn), beòir
  • Galician (Galego): cerveja, cervexa
  • Georgian: ლუდი
  • German: Bier
  • Greek: mpíra (bira), zýthos / μπύρα / μπίρα / ζύθος
  • Greenlandic: immaaraq
  • Hausa: giya
  • Haitian Creole: byè
  • Hawaiian: pia
  • Hebrew: beera / באר / שכר / בירה
  • Hindi: biyara / बियर
  • Hungarian: sör
  • Icelandic: öl, bjór
  • Ido: biro
  • Indian (Tamil): Madhubaanam
  • Indonesian: bir
  • Interlingua: bira
  • Irish (Gaeilge): beoir
  • Italian: birra
  • Japanese: biiru / ビール / ビア / 麦酒
  • Kalaallisut: baaja / immiaq
  • Kazakh: сыра
  • Khmer: Dughck / ប៊ីយេរ
  • Kinyarwanda: ibyeri
  • Kirundi: inzoga
  • Korean: mek-ju (maek-joo) / 맥주 / 발포성 음료
  • Kurdish: bîre / بیره‌
  • Lakota (Sioux): m’nee-pee-gah
  • Lao: ເບຍ
  • Lappish: vuola
  • Latgalian: ols
  • Latin: cerevisia, cervisia, fermentum
  • Latvian: alus
  • Lithuanian: alu, alus
  • Luganda: bbiya
  • Luxembourgish: béier / garejure
  • Macedonian: pivo / пиво
  • Malay: bir / ബിയർ
  • Maltese: birra
  • Manx: lhune, beer
  • Maori: pia
  • Mexican: chelas / slang: birongas, cebadas, cheves, espumosas, güeras, helodias
  • Mongolian: шар айраг
  • Navajo: bizhééʼ hólóní
  • Neo: biro
  • Nepali: biyar, jad
  • Norse: aul
  • Norwegian: øl
  • Novial: bire
  • Occitan: bièra, cervesa
  • Ossetic: bæegæny
  • Old English: beor / ealu
  • Panama: slang: pinta
  • Pashto: بير او
  • Persian (Farsi): ab’jo / ابجو
  • Pidgin: bia
  • Pig Latin: eer-bay
  • Polish: piwo
  • Portugese: cerveja
  • Punjabi: bir sharab
  • Quechua: sirbisa / slang: bejeca, jola
  • Romansch: biera / gervosa
  • Rheto-Rumansch: biera
  • Romanian: bere
  • Russian: pivo / Пиво
  • Samoan: pia
  • Sardinian: birra
  • Serbian: pivo
  • Sesotho: jwala
  • Sinhalese: Bire
  • Slovak: pivo
  • Slovene: pivo
  • Somali: biir
  • Somalian: khamri
  • Southern Sotho: jwala
  • Spanish: cerveza / slang: brusta
  • Swahili: bia, pombe
  • Swedish: öl / slang: bärs
  • Tagalog (Philippines): serbesa
  • Tajik: pivo / пиво
  • Tamil: Madhubaanam / தோப்பி
  • Tatar (or Tartarian): bira / sira / сыра
  • Telugu: బీరు
  • Tetum: serveja
  • Thai: bia / ที่ขายเบียร์ / เบียร์
  • Tok Pisin: bia
  • Tongan: pia
  • Turkish: bira / slang: arpa suyu
  • Turkmen: piwa / piwo
  • Tswana: bojalwa
  • Twi: bee-ye
  • Ukrainian: pivo / пиво / слабкий алкогольний напій
  • Uighur: پىۋ
  • Urdu: بوزہ
  • Uzbek: pivo
  • Vietnamese: bia / rượu
  • Volapük: bil / bir / hodabir / vuitabir
  • Welsh: cwrw
  • Xhosa: ibhiye
  • Yiddish: bir / ביר
  • Zulu: utshwala

 

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