My hovercraft is full of eels in many languages

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This phrase is used in a sketch about a badly translated English-Hungarian phrasebook from the British TV comedy show, Monty Python's Flying Circus. There's a video of the sketch on YouTube and a transcript on this site.

It's possibly the most useful phrase there is, and a handy one to have when you're asked to say something in a language you're learning.

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Language My hovercraft is full of eels
Afrikaans My skeertuig is vol palings
Albanian (Gheg) Anija jêm ãsht plot mê ngjala
Albanian (Tosk) Automjeti im është plot me ngjala
Aleut Baluunax̂ liidax̂ ayx̂aasim hnin
Alsatian Mini Aéroglisseur esch voll von Ààle
Mini Howerkràft esch voll von Ààle
American Norwegian Flybota mi er full'a øler
Amharic የኔ ማንዣበቢያ መኪና በዓሣዎች ተሞልቷል
(yäne manžabäbia mäkina bä'asawoch tämoltwal) - ["fish"]
የኔ ማንዣበቢያ መኪና በእባቦች ተሞልቷል
(yäne manžabäbia mäkina bä'əbaboch tämoltwal) - ["snakes"]
(there is no word for eels in Amharic)
Arabic
(Lebanese)
El hovercraft taba3i metleni 7anklis
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(ḥawwāmtī mumtil'ah bi'anqalaysūn) حَوّامتي مُمْتِلئة بِأَنْقَلَيْسون
Aragonese O mío aeroeslisador ye pleno d'anguilas
Armenian
(Eastern)
Իմ օդաթիռը լի է օձաձկերով
(Im odatirry li e odzadz.kerov)
Armenian
(Western)
Իմ սաւառնակս օձաձկներով լեցուն է:
(Eem savarrnaguhs otsatsknerov letsoon e)
Aromanian Pãmporea-a mea-i ãmplinã di uhelji
Assamese মোৰ হ'ভাৰক্ৰাফ্টটো ঈল মাছেৰে ভৰি গৈছে
(mûr hovarkrafttû eel massere bhôri gôisse)
Asturian El mio aerodeslizador ta enllenu d'anguiles
Azerbaijani Hoverkraftimin içi ilan balıǧı ilə doludur
Basque Nire aerolabaingailua aingirez beteta dago
Bavarian Mei lufdkissnbood is foia åle
Belarusian Маё судна на паветранай падушцы поўна вуграмі
(Majo sudna na pavietranaj padušcy poŭna vuhrami)
Bengali আমার হভারক্রাফ্ট কুঁচে মাছ-এ ভরা হয়ে গেছে
(Amar hôbharkraft kunche machh-e bhôra hôye gechhe)
Bhojpuri हमार मंडराये वाली जहाज़ सर्पमीनन से भरी है
(hamaar mandaraye waali jahaz sarpmeenan se bhari hai)
Bikol Pàno nin kasili an sakuyang hoberkrap
Bosnian Moja lebdjelica je puna jegulja
Breton Leun gant sili eo ma dourruzer
Burmese ကျွန်တော်ရဲ့ လေစီးယာဉ်မှာ ငါးရှင့်တွေအပြည့်ရှိနေပါတယ်။
(kyawantawrae lay hcee yarnymhar ngarr sh in tway a pyi shinaypartaal)
Catalan El meu aerolliscador està ple d'anguiles
Cebuano Puno ug palos akong huberkrap
Chabacano de Cavite Mi banca lleno di malabanos
Chabacano de Zamboanga Mio banca lleno de anguilas
Mio hovercraft lleno de anguilas
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Bula hasuli eyo-ku hovercraft
Bula titugi eyo-ku hovercraft
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Bula hasuli gi halom hovercraft-hu
Cherokee ᎢᎧᎵᏨᏕᎦ ᏓᏆᎴᎳ ᎦᏃᎯᎵᏙ ᎠᏆᏤᎵᎢ
(Kalitsvdega daqualela ganohilido aquatselii)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
我隻氣墊船裝滿晒鱔
(ngóh jek heidínsyùhn jòngmúhnsaai síhn)
我隻氣墊船裝滿晒鰻
(ngóh jek heidínsyùhn jòngmúhnsaai màahn)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
我的氣墊船裝滿了鱔魚 [我的气垫船装满了鳝鱼]
(Wǒ de qìdiànchuán zhuāngmǎn le shànyú)
我的氣墊船裝滿了鰻魚 [我的气垫船装满了鳗鱼]
(Wǒ de qìdiànchuán zhuāngmǎn le mànyú)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
我的氣墊船充滿了鱸鰻
(góa-ê khì-tiām-chûn chhiong-boán liáu lô͘-môa)
Chuukese Nei hovercraft mi fon ren nopwut
Cornish Leun a sylli yw ow skath bargesi
Corsican U me battellu hè carcu d'anguili
Creek Acvppvt vmperro esfvcket os
Croatian Moja je lebdjelica puna jegulja
Czech Moje vznášedlo je plné úhořů
Danish Mit luftpudefartøj er fyldt med ål
Min luftpudebåd er fyldt med ål
Dutch Mijn luchtkussenboot zit vol paling
Mijn hovercraft zit vol palingen
Efik Ubom mi ọyọhọ ye nko
Elfdalian Swivern menn ir full åv ålum
Estonian Mu hõljuk on angerjaid täis
Extremaduran El mi arobarcu está llenitu d'enguilas
Faroese Luftpútufarið hjá mær yður í álli
Luftpútufarið hjá mær ýir í álli
Fijian Na noqu hovercraft e sinai tu vei na duna
Finnish Ilmatyynyalukseni on täynnä ankeriaita
Flemish (West) Me hoovercraft zit vull mè poaling'n
French Mon aéroglisseur est plein d'anguilles
Frisian (North - Mooring) Min luftdümpetbüüdj as ful ma äil
Frisian (North - Sylt) Min Lochtkisenbuat es fol fan Jiler
Frisian (Western) Myn hovercraft sit fol mei iel
Friulian Il gno hovercraft al è plen di bisats
Galician O meu aerodeslizador esta cheo de anguías
Garhwali म्यारो बगीकण डोंडा बाममाछ मकड़ छन्
Georgian ჩემი ხომალდი საჰაერო ბალიშზე სავსეა გველთევზებით
(chemi khomaldi sahaero balishze savsea gveltevzebit)
German Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale
Mein Hovercraft ist voller Aale
Greek (Ancient) Τὸ ἐμὸν αερόστρωμνον ἐγχελείων πλῆρές ἐστιν
(Tó emón aeròstromnon enkheleíōn plērés estin)
Greek (Modern) Το αερόστρωμνό μου είναι γεμάτο χέλια
(To aeròstromnò mu ìne gemàto hèlia)
Το χόβερκραφτ μου είναι γεμάτο χέλια
(To hòverkraft mu ìne gemàto hèlia)
Greenlandic Umiatsiaasara pullattagaq nimerissanik ulikkaarpoq
Gujarati મારી ભમતિ હોડી ઈલ માછલીઓ થી ભરેલી છે
(mari bhamti hodi eel machhalio thi bhareli chhe)
Haitian Creole Se bato mwen ki flote sou dlo a ki te ranpli avèk èèl
Hausa Jirgina a cike yake da bano
Hawaiian Pihaʻū oʻu mokukauaheahe i nā puhi
Hebrew הרחפת שלי מלאה בצלופחים
(Haraḥefet sheli mele'a betzlofaḥim)
Hindi मेरी मँडराने वाली नाव सर्पमीनों से भरी हैं
(merī ṃḍarāne vālī nāv sarpamīnoṁ se bharī haiṅ)
Hungarian A légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal
Icelandic Svifnökkvinn minn er fullur af álum
Igbo Azụ juputara na hovercraft m
Azụ juputara n'ụgbọ ikuku m
Iloko Napno iti igat ti hovercraftko
Napno iti igat ti lugantapawko
Inari Saami Muu áimukuáddákäärbis lii tievâ aŋgeriaid
Indonesian Hovercraft saya penuh dengan belut
Inuktitut ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔫᑉ ᐳᓪᓕᓕᒫᐸᒐ ᑕᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᔭᖅ
(Umiaryuap Publimaaqpaga tattaurniq ammayaq /
Umiarjuap Pullimmaqpaga tattaurniq nimiraq)
Irish (Gaelic) Tá m'árthach foluaineach lán d'eascanna
Italian Il mio hovercraft è pieno di anguille
Il mio aeroscafo è pieno di anguille
Japanese 私のホバークラフトは鰻でいっぱいです
(Watashi no hobākurafuto wa unagi de ippai desu.)
Jèrriais M'n aérodrisseux est remplyi d'andgulles
Kalmyk Мини ки девскр көлгн моһа заһсар дүүрң
(Mini ki devskr kölgn moha zahsar düürñ)
Kannada ನನ್ನ ಯಾಂತ್ರಿಕದೋಣಿ ಹಾವುಮೀನುಗಳಿಂದ ತುಂಬಿದೆ
(Nanna yāntrikadōṇi hāvumīnugaḷinda tumbide)
Kashmiri Myon hovercraaft chhu eelav seeth bharith
Kazakh Менің әуе негіз кемесi жыланбалықпен толтырылған
(Meniñ äwe negiz kemesi jılanbalıqpen toltırılğan)
Khmer សុទ្ធ​តែ​អន្ទង់​ពេញ​ទូក​ហោះ​យើង
(sŏtth ​tê​ ’ântông ​pénh ​tuk ​haoh ​yeung)
Kikuyu ndege yakwa nini nĩnjiũru na thamaki nyinyi
(my small plane if full of small fish)
Kinyarwanda Gutwara ibintu nabantu kumaz
(My water car is full of thin fish)
Kiribati E onrake au kaibuke n te rabono
Korean 제 호버크래프트가 장어로 가득해요
(je hobeokeulaepeuteuga jang-eolo gadeughaeyo)
내 호버크래프트는 장어로 가득해
(nae hobeokeulaepeuteuneun jang-eolo gadeughae)
내 호버크래프트가 장어로 꽉 찼어
(nae hobeokeulaepeuteuga jang-eolo kkwag chass-eo)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Hoverkrafta mi(n) tijé marmasî e
Kurdish (Sorani) Seyarey balindîyekem pirr ye li marmasî
Kyrgyz Менин аба кемем курт балыктар менен толуп турат
(Menin aba kemem kurt balyktar menen tolup turat)
Lakota Sioux Iyéčhiŋkiŋyaŋka čha kiŋyáŋ mitȟáwa kiŋ hoká ožúla!
Iyéčhiŋkiŋyaŋka čha kiŋyáŋ mitȟáwa kiŋ hoká ožúla yeló!
Lao ມີປາໄຫຼເຕັມຢູ່ໃນເຮືອພັດລົມຂອງຂ້ອຍ
(mi pa lai tem yunai heu phad lom khong khoi)
Latin Mea navis volitans anguillis plena est
Navis volitans mihi anguillis plena est
Latvian Mans transportlīdzeklis uz gaisa spilvena ir pilns ar zušiem
Mans gliseris ir pilns ar zušiem
Laz ჩქიმი გემი ჲოფშა წიწილეფიშ
(Çç̌imi gemi jopşa cicilepiş)
Lithuanian Mano laivas su oro pagalve pilnas ungurių
Low German Mien Lüchtpöukaan ist vull von sük aalen
Lozi Mukolo w aka u tezi litapi
Luxembourgish Mäi Loftkësseboot ass voller Éilen
Mäin Hovercraft ass voller Éilen
Macedonian Моето летачко возило е полно со јагули
(Moeto letačko vozilo e polno so jaguli)
Magahi हमर मँडरावे वाला जहाज सांप-मछलिया से भरल है।
/həmər mənɖraːveː waːlaː d͡ʒəhaːd͡ʒ saːɱp-mət͡ʃlɪjaː seː bʱərəl hæ/
Malay Hoverkraf saya penuh dengan belut
Malayalam എന്‍റെ പറക്കും-പേടകം നിറയെ വ്ളാങ്കുകളാണ്
(ente prrakkum-paetakam niraye vlankukalanu)
Maldivian މަގޭ hovercraft ފުރާ ހުސ ވެނ
(Magey hovercraft furaa hus ven)
Maltese Il-hovercraft tiegħi hu mimli sallur
Manx (Gaelic) Ta my haagh crowal lane dy astanyn
Ta my lhong chrowal lane dy astanyn
Māori Kī tōnu taku waka topaki i te tuna
Marathi माझी हॉवरक्राफ्ट ईल माशांनी भरली आहे
(Majhī hovercraft eel māshaṅni bharlī āhe)
Mauritian Creole Mo bateau rempli avec anguiles
Mongolian Миний хөвөгч онгоц могой загасаар дүүрсэн байна
(Minij khövöguch onguots mogoj zaguasaar düürsen bajna)
Morse Code -- -.-- / .... --- ...- . .-. -.-. .-. .- ..-. - /
.. ... / ..-. ..- .-.. .-.. / --- ..-. / . . .-.. ...
Mozarabic الميه حوامه اشته فلنه دا انقولش
(Al mía hawwama está plena de angüilas)
Nahuatl Noehēcatlapalqui cōāmichtēnqui
Newfoundland English Yiss b'y, me 'overcrafts right some brimmin' wid eels
Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe) Isikepe sami sigcwele umzowa
Northern Sámi Mu áibmofatnasis lea dievva ággarasaid
Norwegian Det er fullt av ål i luftputebåten min
Luftputebåten min er full av ål
Luftputefartøyet mitt er fullt av ål
Occitan Mon aerolisador es plen d'anguilas
Oriya ମୋ ହୋବର୍କ୍ରାଫ୍ଟ ରେ ଇଲ୍ ଭର୍ତି ହେଇ ଜାଇଛି।
(Mo hobarkrāphṭ re il bharti hei jāichi)
Oromo Koonkalata baariisu ko bofa bishaani gutu
Papiamento Mi hovercraft ta yen di conglá
Persian (Farsi) هاورکرافت من پر مارماهى است
(havercrafte man pore mārmāhi ast)
Phoenician 𐤍𐤌‏𐤋‏𐤀‏ 𐤀‏𐤍‏𐤉‏ 𐤊‏𐤎‏𐤕‏ 𐤁𐤍‏𐤇‏𐤔𐤌
(namloᵓ ᵓaneyi/ᵓaniyi kasit binaḥašī‏m)
Polish Mój poduszkowiec jest pełen węgorzy
Portuguese O meu hovercraft está cheio de enguias
Portuguese (Brazilian) Meu aerodeslizador está cheio de enguias
Meu aerobarco está cheio de enguias
Proto-Indo-European Dihskolmos-to-h1me hxVnghel plh1nos h1esti
Punjabi ਮੇਰਾ ਹਵਰਕ੍ਰਾਫ਼ਤ ਨਾਂਗਾਂ ਨਾਲ਼ ਭਰਿਆ ਪਿਆ। / میرا ہرکرفٹ نگاں ناں بھریا پیا
(mērā havarkrāft nāngā̃ nāɭ pàriā piā)
Romanian Aeroglisorul meu e plin de țipari
Russian Моё судно на воздушной подушке полно угрей
(Moë sudno na vozdushnoy podushke polno ugrey)
Samoan Ua tumu la'u ato fagota i pusi
Sardinian (Logudorese) Su hovercraft est penu de ambidas
Sarnámi Hindustani Hamaar uran jahaadj eeling se bharral ba
Scots Ma hovercraft's full o eels
Ma hovercraft's lippin-fou wi eels
Ma hovercraft's lippit wi eels
Ma hovercraft's breemin' ower wi eels
See ma hovercraft? See eels? Hit's pure hoachin wi them. (Glaswegian)
Scottish Gaelic Tha an hovercraft agam loma-làn easgannan
Tha a' bàta-falbhain agam loma-làn easgannan
Serbian Мој ховеркрафт је пун јегуља
(Moj hoverkraft je pun jegulja)
Shona Hovercraft yangu yakazara nemikunga
Sicilian Lu me ariuscafu chinu di anciddi è
Sinhala මාගේ වායු පා යානයේ ආඳන් පිරී ඇත
(māgē vāyū pā yātayē āňdat pirī æta) - frm
මගේ වායු පා යානෙ ආඳො පරීලා
(magē vāyū pā yāte āňdā parīlā) - inf
Slovak Moje vznášadlo je plné úhorov
Slovenian Moje vozilo na zračni blazini je polno jegulj
Somali Huufarkarafkayga waxaa ka buuxa eels
Spanish Mi aerodeslizador está lleno de anguilas
Sumerian ma dalag̃u gubi sugam
(ma dalag̃u gubi sugam)
Sundanese Kapal ngalayang abdi pinuh ku belut
Swahili Gari langu linaloangama limejaa na mikunga
Swedish Min svävare är full med ål
Min svävare är full med ålar
Swiss German Mis Luftchüssiboot isch volle Aal
Tagalog Puno ng palos ang aking hoberkrap/hovercraft
Tamil (formal) என் மிதவை நிறைய விலாங்கு மீன்கள்
(yen mithavei nireiya vilaangu meengal)
என் விமானம் நிறைய விலாங்கு மீன்கள்
(yen vimaanam nireiya vilaangu meengal).
Telugu నా విమానము అంతా మలుగు చేపలతో నిండిపోయింది
(naa vimaanamu anthaa malugu chaepalatho nindi poyunthi)
Tetum Hau nian ro hovercraft maka busu ho tuna barak la halimar
Thai โฮเวอร์คราฟท์ของผมเต็มไปด้วยปลาไหล
(hoh wer-krâaf kŏng pŏm dtem-bpai-dûay bplaa lăi) - m
โฮเวอร์คราฟท์ของฉันเต็มไปด้วยปลาไหล
(hoh wer-krâaf kŏng chăn dtem-bpai-dûay bplaa lăi) - f
Tibetan ངའི་རླུང་འདེགས་གྲུ་གཟིངས་ནི་ཉ་མན་ལི་ཡིས་གང་གི་འདུག །
(nge lung dek dru sing ni, nya man li yi gang gi du)
Tigrinya ናተይ ሆበርክራፍት ሙሉእ እዩ ብዓሣ (natey hoberkeraft mulue byu basza)
Tok Pisin Bilong me hangamapim bot stap pulap maleo
Balus em i no goupim bilong me em i pullup long liklik pela snek bilong solwarra
Tongan Hoku vakapuna tētē 'i 'olunga fono 'i he toke.
Tsotsil Li j-xulem tak'ine noj ta conoetik
Tswana Mokoro wa me o tletse ditlhapi
Tulu ಎನ್ನ ಮೋಟಾರ್ ಬೋಟ್ ಈಲ್ ಮೀನುಲೆಡ್ದ್ ದಿನ್ಜಿದುಂಡು
(Enna mōṭār bōṭ īl mīnuleḍd dinjiduṇḍu)
Turkish Hoverkraftım yılan balığı dolu
Hoverkraftımın içi yılan balığı dolu
Tuvaluan Taku hovercraft kō fonu i pusi.
Tuvan Мээң ховеркрафтым иштинде чылан ышкаш балык долу
(Meeņ xoverkraftƣm ištinde cƣlan ƣškaš balƣk dolu)
Ukrainian Моє судно на повітряній подушці наповнене вуграми
(Moje sudno na povitrianij podušci napovnene vuhrami)
Моє судно на повітряній подушці повне вугрів
(Moje sudno na povitrianij podušci povne vuhriv)
Urdu میرا معلق جہاز بام مچھلیوں سے بھرا ہوا ہے
(Mera muallak jahaz baam machhliyon se bhara hua hai) - frm
میری ہورکرافٹ ایلوں سے بھری ہوئ ہے
(Meri hovercraft eelon se bhari hui hai) - inf
Uyghur مېنىڭ ھاۋا-نېگىز كېمەمدە يىلان بېلىق تۇشۇپ كەتتى
(Menıng hawa-negiz kemämdä yilan belıq tushup kätti)
Uzbek Mening havo yostiqli kemam ilonbalig'i bilan to'lgan
Venetian El me barchin el/'l xe pien de bixati
Vietnamese Tàu cánh ngầm của tôi đầy lươn
Nói một thứ tiếng thì không bao giờ đủ
Võro Muq hõl'omismassin om angõrit täüs
Welsh Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod
Westrobothnian Flyjgmaschijna minn jer full utå åLan
Westrobothnian (Piteå) Fleugmaskin menn jär full åv ålom
Wolof Sama aéroglisseur fèèss neu ak anguilles'
Yiddish מײַן שוועבשיף איז פֿול מיט ווענגערס
(Mayn shveb-shif iz ful mit vengers)
מײַן פּראָם איז פֿול מיט ווענגערס
(Mayn prom iz ful mit vengers)
Xhosa Inqwelo etshitshiliza phezu kwamanzi izele ziipalanga
Yolngu Ŋarral hobakrat maranhirri dhurray'
Yoruba Ọkọ afategun-sare mi kun fun ẹja arọ
Zazaki Hoverkrafta mi be marmaseyan pîr a
Zulu Umkhumbi wami ugcwele ngenyoka zemanzini
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Al Bhed So rujanlnyvd ec vimm uv aamc
Alfalfa Talk Malfy halfalvercralfaft is fufall olf eefals
Avallaen My hovercraft is full of eels in Avallaen
(ägloinniyüvoih pōvlen üevs erüs)
Esperanto Mia kusenveturilo estas plena je angiloj
Mia kusenveturilo estas angiloplena
Angiloplenas mia kusenveturilo
Interlingua Mi aeroglissator es plen de anguillas
Ithkuil Tî  akt’asalb  abjatļud
(Tî akt’asalb abjatļud)
Judoon mo yo sho ho plo vo flo ro co ro blo fo to sho kro so sho fo tro lo lo sho plo fo sho flo flo lo so
Klingon lupDujHomwIj luteb gharghmey
lupDujHomwIj lubuy'moH gharghmey
Lojban le mi varkiclaflo'i cu culno lo angila
Mando'a ner abiik'ulik yahi'l be munit'gi (my hovercraft is full of eels in the Mando'a script)
ner abiik'ulik yahi'l be munit'gi
Pig Latin Ymay overcrafthay isway ullfay ofway eelsway
Quenya Venenya vilyanirwanen ná quanta as angolingwi
Romulan Arham rrh'eilln selae'enh ihircrycae'eri nnea drihaen'in'hhuien
Toki Pona tomo tawa supa mi pi lon sewi li jo e kala linja mute mute
kala linja mute mute li lon insa pi tomo tawa supa mi pi lon sewi
tomo tawa mi pi tawa kepeken kon li jo e kala linja mute lon insa ali ona
kala linja (mute) li lon tomo tawa telo mi
Talossan Va vholtigeir isch pien d'anguiglhas
Va voltigeir isch pien d'anguiglhas
Ubbi Dubbi Muby hubovubercrubaft ubis fubull ubof ubeels
Volapük Lutakusenabot oba bundanon me pils

The Judoon are race of rhinocerid humanoids in Doctor Who and their language is English words split into syllables with an o added to them all. [More information].

Al Bhed is a cipher based on English that appears in the game Final Fantasy X.

The sketch this phrase comes from:

Translations and recordings of this phrase
https://tatoeba.org/fra/sentences/show/348790
https://youtu.be/9aaJZQpSgkY

Here are some new idioms I came up with based on this phrase:


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