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No Smoking sign

No Smoking in many languages

This page should help you to recognise the words for No Smoking in a variety of languages. These translations were compiled by Victor Palermo, who started working on it in 1981 when he gave up smoking, and who takes full responsibility for any inaccuracies, grammatical errors or other mistakes.

Victor was inspired by a cartoon he saw (in 1949 or 1950) in the Italian weekly puzzle magazine La Settimana Enigmistica. The cartoon showed a waiting room where six or seven angry-looking men in their typical ethnic attire are sitting and facing a 'No Smoking' sign in their respective languages, while an African man is enjoying his cigarette because the sign does not include Swahili, Hausa or other African languages.

Language No Smoking
Afrikaans Rook Is Verbode
Ainu タンパコ アナクネ イテキ イク (Tampako Anakne Iteki Iku)
Albanian Pirja e duhanit është e ndaluar
Amharic ማጨስ ክልክል ነው (mač'äsə kələkələ näwə)
Arabic (attadxîn mamnûʕ) التدخين ممنوع
Armenian ՄԻ ԾԽԷՐ (mi cxer)
Ateso Aimat Aimik
Bambara Sisi Min A Dagalen Te
Basque Erre Debekatu Da
Bengali ধুমপান নিষেধ (dhumpān nišedh)
Bosnian Zabranjeno pušenje
Breton Berzet Butunin / Divennet Eo Butuni
Bulgarian Пушене Забранено (Pushene Zabraneno)
Burmese ေဆးလိဝ် မေဘာက်ရ (hseilei’ mathau’yà)
Catalan No Fumeu
Chamorro Pribidu Chupa
Chechen Цигаьрка Озар Ца Магадо (Cigärka Ozar Ca Magado)
Cherokee ᎪᎦᏍᎦ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎨᏌᎾ ᎮᎵᏍᎪᎳᏔᎾᎯ
(gogasgá nasgi nigesana alisgolatanáhi)
Cheyenne Ne-Ve’-E-He’Po
Chickasaw Imi̱hollo Chomak Po̱fa
Chinese (Hokkien) Tsiah’ Hun-Gki Skimtsi
Chuvash Турт Юмарасть (Turt Jumarast’)
Cornish Ny Megy
Creek Íkosis Hídshi Mónks
Creole Pas Pemis Fimin
Croatian Zabranjeno pušenje
Czech Kouření Zakázáno
Danish Rygning Forbudt
Dari (dud kardan mamnu’) دود كردن ممذوع
Dutch Roken Verboden / Verboden Te Roken
English No Smoking
Esperanto Fumado Malpermesata
Estonian Suitsetamine keelatud
Even Экич Тэбэкив Колдай (ĕkīč tĕbĕkīv koldaj)
Faroese Royking Bannað
Farsi (este’māl dokhaniyāt mamnū ast) استعمال دخانيات ممنوع است
Fijian Vakatavako Tabu
Finnish Tupakointi kielletty
French Défense de Fumer
Fulani Pooda Taba
Galician Non Fumar
Galla (Oromo) Dórge Kaiáite
Georgian მოწევა აკრძალუია (moc̣eva akrʒaluia|)
German Rauchen Verboten!
Greek Απαγορεγεται Το Καπνισμα (Apagorévete To Kápnisma)
Gujarati બીટીયીવી મના કરેલુ’ (bīṭīyīvī manā kareluñ)
Harsusi Lā Temzēz
Hausa Ba Shan Taba
Hawaiian ’A’Ole Puhipaka
Hebrew (asūr l’ashēn) אָסוּר לֽעַשֵן
Hindi धूम्रपान निषेध (dhūmrapān nishedh)
Hitchiti Pafáksixtchi Áktchomi Mámitis
Hungarian Tilos a Dohányzás
Iban Insap Mali
Icelandic Reykingar Bannaðar
Indonesian Dilarang Mindem Rokok / Dilarang Merokok
Ingush ГIаеле Оза Бокъо Лац (G|aele Oza Boḳo Lac)
Interlingua Non Fumar
Irish (Gaelic) Ná Caitear Tabac
Italian Vietato Fumare
Japanese 禁煙 (kin en) / タバコは 御遠慮ください (tabako-wa go enryo kudasai)
Jibbali ˀO Tummuz
Kabardian Тутын Ущефэныр Ядэркъым (Tutɪn Uščefĕnɪr Jadĕrk’ɪm)
Kachin Salik N Mai Lu Ai
Kamba Aiee Umya Syuki Mbaki
Karachai Тютюн Ичepгe Эpкинлик Джoкъду (Tütün Ičerge Ĕrkinlik Ǯoḳdu)
Khmer ហាមផក់បារី
Kirgiz Тамеки Тартууга Урукcат Жок (Tameki Tartuuga Uruksat Ǯok)
Kongo Bodanga Kandikulu
Korean 금연 (gŭmyŏn)
Kurdish Ciẍarekisandin Qedeẍeîye
Kusaiean Sismohk Oalkihn
Ladino (nu si pwidi fumar) נו סי פוידי פֿומחר
Lao ຫັາມສູປຢາ (hâhm sûup yāh)
Latvian Smeḳet Aizliegts
Lithuanian Rukimas Draudžiama / Nerukoma
Luganda Okunywa Taaba Kugaanibwa
Macedonian Пуши Е Забpанет (Puši e Zabranet)
Malagasy Rarana Ny Mifoka Sigara
Malay Dilarang Merokok
Maltese Tipjip Projbit
Chinese (Mandarin) 禁止吸煙 (jìnzhǐ xīyān) 請勿吸煙 (qǐng wù xīyān)
Mandinka Saba Haraamurif
Manobo Evel Bandu
Maori Kaahore Paoa
Mapuche Pëtremtulan
Marshallese Maw Kebahathat
Miskito Twaku Diaya Daukaya Apia Win
Mokilese Ukuhk Inepw
Moksha Аф Эняльдян Тят Тарга (Af Ĕnjal’djan Tjat Targa)
Moldavian Фуматул Оприт (Fumatul Oprit)
Mongolian Тамxи Татаж Бoлoхгүй (Tamxi Tataǯ Boloxgüj)
Nahuatl Ici Ahmo Pocyoh
Navajo Doo Ná’ásht’oh Da
Nivkh (Gilyak) Тамх Тадь Ыкидьра (Tamx Tad’ ɪkid’ra)
Nogai Туьтин Ишуьв Тыйылады (Tütin Išüv Tɪjɪladɪ)
Norwegian Rokning Forbudt / Røyking Forbudt
Novial Interdiktione De Fuma
Nukuoro Gai De Baibu Dabu
Nyankole Retsa Ata Amabanga
Nyoro Nywa Etába Omuziro
Palauan Melóko Mekúll
Panjabi ਸਿਗਰਤ ਪੀਣਾ ਦੀ ਮਨਾਹੀ ਹੈ (sigaraṭ pīṇā dī manái hai)
Papiamentu Ta Tahá Pa Huma
Pashto (dud kšẹl mamnú di) دود كښل ممنو عدى
Polish Zakaz palenia / Proszę nie palić
Ponapean Sumwoak Keinepwi
Portuguese É Proibido Fumar / Não Fumar
Quechua Mana Mukay
Romani Ma Pia
Romanian Fumatul Oprit
Rumansch Scumond Da Fimar
Russian Курить Воспрещaется (Kurit’ Vospreščaetsja)
Samoan Ulaula Vavao
Scottish Gaelic Gabh Piob Thombaca Toirsmigt
Serbian Забрањено пушење (Zabranjeno pušenje)
Sicilian Nun Fumati
Sinhala Mfiíí Wyevdv Hhe Sigaræt Bonnə Epā
Slovak Fajcit’ Je Zakázané
Slovene Kaditi Prepovedano
Somali 𐒈𐒘𐒌𐒛𐒇 𐒋𐒖𐒁𐒁𐒘𐒆𐒆𐒆𐒖 𐒐𐒖𐒑𐒖 𐒙𐒌𐒌𐒐𐒖 (Sigaar Cabbidda Lama Oggola)
Spanish Prohibido Fumar
Swahili Hapana Kuvuta Hapa / Hakuna Kuvuta Sigara
Swedish Rökning Förbjuden
Tagalog Bawal Ang Humitit / Bawal Magsigarilyo
Tahitian Puhipuhi I Te ’Ava’Ava ’Opanihia
Tajik Дуд Кардан Мамнуъ (Dud Kardan Mamnūʕ)
Talishi Пəпрүс Кəше Ғəдəғə-ј (Pəprüs Kəše Ɣədəɣə-j)
Tamil கூடாமை புகைகு டிக்க (kūdāmai pugaiku ḍikka)
Telugu పొగతాగు కూడదు (pogatāgu kūḍadu)
Thai ห้ามสูบบุหรี่ (hâam sòop bù rèe)
กรุณาอย่าสูบบุหรี่ (gàrúnaa yàa sòop bù rèe)
Tibetan ཐ་མག་ འཐེན་ ཚོག་གིམརེད་ (Thāmaà Thēēn Chōōqimareè)
Tok Pisin Smok Tambu
Tongan Ifi Tapu
Tupi (Guarani) Ndicatúi Pitá
Turkish Sigara İçmek Yasaktır / Sigara İçilmez
Tuvaluan E tapu te ‘pusi
Udmurt Тамак Кыскыны Уг Яра (Tamak Kyskyny Ug Jara)
Uigur Тaмака Чекиш Мымкин Емес (Tamaka Čekiš Mymkin Emes)
Ukrainian Курити Забороняється (Kupyty Zaboponyayet"cya)
Urdu (Sigret Pīnā Mana’ He) سكريت پينا منع هے
Uzbek Чекишман Этилади (Čekiš Man Ĕtiladi)
Vietnamese Cẩm Hút Thuồc
Volapük Leno Smökolsöd
Welsh Dim Ysmygu
Wolaiean Iul Sapet
Wolof Be Tere Duy Tux (No Smoking) in the Wolof alphabet
Be Tere Duy Tux
Xhosa Ukutshayanqanda
Yakut Табах Тардар Бобуллар (Tabax Tardar Bobullar)
Yapese Thoey Mathangeeluwol
Yiddish (Raykhern iz Farbotn) רײַכערן איז פֿארבאָטן
Zulu Musukubema || Akubhenywa

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