BoxInManyLanguages

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The word 'box' in many languages.

Word Country Description
vak Afrikaans
Kuti Albanian
arkgh Armenian
qutusu Azerbaijani
koadroan Basque
akno Belarusian
kutiya Bulgarian He
quadre Catalan
Chinese
kutija Croatian
krabice Czech
kasse Danish
doos Dutch
kist Dutch
koffer Dutch
bus Dutch
kast Estonian
toos Estonian
puks Estonian
kahon Filipino
kaha Filipino
suntok Filipino
laatikko Finnish
kotelo Finnish
rasia Finnish
lipas Finnish
aitio Finnish
puksipuu Finnish
koppi Finnish
boîte French
zone French
coffre French
caisse French
tronc French
banc French
caixa Galician
gut'i Georgian
Dose German can mean "box" in the sense of a socket or an outlet
feld German means "field" in German, i.e. it is a "box" in the sense of an "input box" (think <input type="text">)
Kasten German used as a common word for quadratic objects
Kiste German a crate
Packung German means "package" or "packing", so it's a "box" in the sense of "cereal box"
Schachtel German usually smaller and lighter, the kind of box a singular, specific object is in - e.g. a present or a hat
Zelle German equivalent to "cell"
koutí Greek
pyxis Greek
bwat Haitian Creole
argaz Hebrew
koofsa Hebrew
boksa Hindi
doboz Hungarian
lada Hungarian
kassi Icelandic
kotak Indonesian
peti Indonesian
bosca Irish
scatola Italian
riquardo Italian
cassa Italian
palco Italian
bossolo Italian
pungo Italian
bokkusu Japanese
hako Japanese
sangja Korean
kaste Latvian
langelyje Lithuanian
buda Lithuanian
loze Lithuanian
kutija Macedonian, Serbian
tempat Malay
kaxxa Maltese
boks Norwegian
pole Polish
pudelko Polish
skrzynka Polish
caixa Portuguese
camarote Portuguese
estojo Portuguese
tabefe Portuguese
caseta Romanian
cutie Romanian
korobka Russian
yashchik Russian
lozha Russian
cuadro Spanish
caja Spanish
recuadro Spanish
estuche Spanish
palco Spanish
boj Spanish
sanduku Swahili
låda Swedish
ask Swedish
skrin Swedish
fack Swedish
buxbom Swedish
petti Tamil
kutu Turkish
loca Turkish
yumruk Turkish
korobka Ukrainian
skrin'ka Ukrainian
hop Vietnamese
blwch Welsh