A Frog in Any Language...

How Do You Say Frog In...

Afrikaans frog/toad: padda
Albanian frog: bretkocë
toad: thithëlopë, zhabë
(an Australian language)
frog: thata
Arabic frog: difdi' or dafda'

toad: difdi' al-jabal
(lit. 'mountain frog')
Azerbaijani frog: qurbaga
Bengali frog: byang
Bulgarian frog: zhaba (ZHA-ba) (same Cyrillic spelling as Russian)
Cambodian frog: gong-gaip
Catalan frog: granota
toad: gripau
Chinese frog: qing wa
Danish frog: frø
toad: tudse
Dutch frog: kikker
toad: pad
Ethiopian frog: enkurarit
Esperanto frog: rano
toad: bufo
Finnish frog: sammakko
toad: rupisammakko
(lit. 'scab-frog')
Fiji Islands frog or toad: boto (kra-PO)
French frog: grenouille
toad: crapaud
(an Australian aboriginal language)
frog: gindjurra
German frog: der Frosch
toad: die Krøte
Greek frog: batrachos (accent on first syllable)
Hausa frog: kwado
Hawiian frog: poloka, lana, mo'o lele lu'elu'e
Hungarian frog: beka
toad: varangy
Indonesian frog: kodok
Italian frog: ranocchio (m. rhymes with Pinocchio!) or ranna (f. cf latin)
Icelandic frog: froskur
toad: karta
Irish frog: loscann
toad: buaf
Japanese tree frog: amagaeru

frog: kaeru or kawazu

singing frog: kajika

bullfrog: tonosamagaeru
Kazak frog: qurbaqa (same Cyrillic spelling as Uzbek)
Kyrgyz frog: baka
Korean frog: Kae-gu-ri

toad: tu-ggo-bi
Latin frog: rana
small frog: ranunculus
toad: bufo
Lao frog: gop
toad: kaan-kak
Lithuanian frog: varlé
toad: rupuzé
Malay (Malaysian) frog: katak
Norwegian frog: frosk (pr. 'frosh')
toad: padde (cf. Dutch and Swedish)
An aboriginal American tribe [and language].

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Persian frog/toad: qúrbághih (gore-baah-gey)
Philipeans I'm told there's more than 100 languages in this country!
In Tagalog (language of Manila, the capital), frog: palaka
In Visayas (a region in Southern Philippines), frog: paka
Polish frog: zaba (where z is pronounced like J in the french name Jaques)
Portuguese frog: rã, rana
toad: sapo
Romanian frog: broasca
Russian frog: lyagushka (lya-GOOSH-ka)

toad: zhaba (ZHA-ba)
Samoan frog: rane
Sanskrit frog: bheka
Scots Gaelic frog: losgann (cf. Irish)
(Northern) Sotho frog/toad: segwagwa, segwegwe
Serbian frog: zaba
Slovene frog: zhaba (zaba)
toad: krastacha (krastaèa)
Spanish frog: rana
toad: sapo
Swahili frog/toad: chura
Swedish frog: groda
toad: padda
Tamil frog: tappaLai
Tatar frog: baka
Tibetan frog: sbal pa

toad: sbal pa rigs shig (literally "a kind or species of frog")
Thai frog: gòp (kab)

toad: kang-kok (khAngak)
Tagalog frog/toad: palakâ
Turkish frog: kurbaga
toad: kara kurbaga
(lit. 'black frog')
[N.B. "g" is silent] (cf. Azerbaijani, Kazak, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Turkmen, Uigher, Uzbek)
Turkmen frog: gurbaga
Uighur frog: paqa
Ukranian frog: zhaba (ZHA-ba) (same Cyrillic spelling as Russian)
Urduf frog: meyñDak
Uzbek frog: qurbaqa
Vietnamese frog: con éch
toad: con cóc
Welsh frog: broga
toad: llyffant
Westerlauwer Frisian
(a Germanic language
spoken in the Netherlands)
frog: kikkert
toad: podde
Yoruba frog: àkèré kònkò
toad: òpòló
Zulu frog: isele, iselesele, ingxangxa, ixoxo, ujunguju (frog spawn)
toad: isele, iselele, igcogcoma, isinana (plantana)

What Do Frogs SAY in other languages? Learn this on the Frog Songs page in the Weird Frog Facts section.

Special thanks to Bill Walsh and Eden Golshani for providing me with so much great information!

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