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    TV Commercial

    How do you say TV commercial(s) in your language?

    Farsi:
    Commercial: ílán
    Commercials: íláná

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    I guess it's "Werbung" in German. And it's usually used in the singular.
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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    Arabic:

    commercial: دعاية (di'aaya)
    commercials: دعايات (di'aayaat)
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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    "电视广告"(dian shi guang gao) in Chinese

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In French, we say "publicité" (often "pub" in oral speech).
    It means "advertisement", but if you want to precise it's on TV you can say "spot publicitaire".

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In Catalan we say "anunci / anuncis".
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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In Hungarian we say: reklám

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    Finnish:
    televisiomainos, or in short, mainos

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In Japanese,
    テレビコマーシャル or terebi komāsharu (TV commercial). It can be reduced to CM (from commercial). A more authentic CF, short for commercial film is not unheard of but few people understand.

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by Bienvenidos
    Farsi:
    Commercial: ílán
    Commercials: íláná
    This is interesting, because in Egypt we say
    commercial: إعلان i3lan
    commercials: إعلانات i3lanaat
    which sound like the words you gave

    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy
    Arabic:
    commercial: دعاية (di'aaya)
    commercials: دعايات (di'aayaat)
    These words are also used, but we mostly use them for advertising not commercials.

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    Hebrew: פרסומות (pirsomot)

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In European Portuguese,

    (TV) commercial: anúncio (televisivo)
    (TV) commercials: anúncios (televisivos)

    I have also heard "reclame(s)", though it seems to be getting old-fashioned. But the generic word "publicidade" is probably what we say the most. Advertisers may say "spot publicitário" in their jargon.
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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    turkish: reklam
    btw, in tr ilan means printed or internet anouncement such as the ones people use to sell their own stuff or companies' HR departments use to recruit staff.

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by cherine
    These words are also used, but we mostly use them for advertising not commercials.
    A commercial is a form of advertising.

    I've seen إعلانات used formally, but in colloquial speech we use دعايات, and I'd say it's not uncommon formally as well.
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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    We say 'Reclame' (commercial=reclame)

    Although, on the Dutch televison I hear people more and more say terms like 'break' "Tot zo, na de break!"
    In Holland, we use alot of English words

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In European Portuguese,

    (TV) commercial: anúncio (televisivo)
    (TV) commercials: anúncios (televisivos)

    I have also heard "reclame(s)", though it seems to be getting old-fashioned. But the generic word "publicidade" is probably what we say the most. Advertisers may say "spot publicitário" in their jargon.
    I think we mostly say comercial (de televisão)/propaganda in Brazil. It's also my impression that reclame is passing out of use here as well. I don't think anybody uses publicidade in this context here.

    Brazilian dude

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In Polish we say:
    rekalma - commercial
    reklamy - commercials

    We use "reklama" for both a TV "commercial" and "advertisement."
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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In the UK people often refer to 'TV commercials' as 'adverts' in everyday speech.

    For example, someone might say 'I'll make a cup of tea while the adverts are on the telly'.
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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    En español (España): anuncios/publicidad

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    Re: All languages: TV Commercial

    In Thai we say:

    Ghosana= tv. commercial

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