How to Say “Ferret” in Other Languages

A list of the word “ferret” in other languages …

  • Albanian: qelbës
  • Arabic: المطاردة
    (ferrets)
  • Basque: hudo
  • Belarusian: тхор афрыканскі (thor afrikanski)
  • Bosnian: lasica
  • Breton: fured
  • Bulgarian: полуопитомен пор
  • Catalan: furó
  • Chinese: 白鼬
  • Croatian: pitoma vretica
  • Czech: fretka
  • Danish: fritte
  • Dutch: fret
  • Esperanto: furo
  • Estonian: tuhkur / nuuskur / mustjalgtuhkur
  • Faroese [spoken in the Faroe Islands]: No word for ferret
  • Farsi [spoken in Iran]: موش خرما
  • Finnish: fretti
  • French: furet
  • Frisian[spoken in Friesland]: fret
  • Friulian [spoken in NE Italy]: pudîs blanc
  • Galician: furón
  • German: Frettchen
  • Greek: νυφίτσα
  • Hebrew: חמוס
  • Hungarian: vadászmenyét
  • Icelandic: fretta
  • Indonesian: semacam musang
  • Irish (Gaeilge): cat coille / toghán
  • Italian: furetto
  • Japanese: フェレット
  • Korean: 가는 테이프
  • Ladin [spoken in the Dolomites mountains]: No word for ferret
  • Latvian: frets
  • Lithuanian: fredka
  • Macedonian: твор (tvor)
  • Maori: torihura
  • Maltese: nemes
  • Norwegian: frett
  • Occitan: fura
  • Polish: fretka
  • Portuguese: furăo
  • Romanian: dihor
  • Romansh: furet
  • Romany [Gypsy]: No word for ferret – only for polecat
  • Russian: хорёк (horek)
  • Sami [spoken in Lapland]: albinočáhppesbuoidda / ferrehtta
  • Sardinian: furittu / fughittu
  • Scottish (Gaelic): fearaid
  • Serbian: твор (tvor) / omčica
  • Slovak: fretka tchorovitá
  • Slovenian: beli dihur
  • Sorbian (upper) [spoken in Saxony]: łasyčka
  • Sorbian (lower) [spoken in Brandenburg]: No word for ferret – only for polecat
  • Spanish: hurón
  • Swedish: frett
  • Turkish: dağ gelinciği
  • Ukrainian: тхiр африканский (tchir afrikanski)
  • Welsh (Cymreag): ffured

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