China (Porcelain)

  • robbie_SWE

    Senior Member
    Trilingual: Swedish, Romanian & English
    Romanian:

    porţelan

    Swedish:

    porslin ("kinesisk" is the word for Chinese, but it'd not used in this context)

    :) robbie
     

    Chazzwozzer

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    In Kazakh it sounds something like kerlen, farfor.
    Azeri and Turkish are very very similar. In fact, I get away with Turkish when I have to deal with Azeris:)
    I bet both Kazakh and Azeri borrowed farfor from Russian and Azeri loanword çini is a Turkish borrowing, what it means "Chinese" in Old Turkish.
     

    Pivra

    Senior Member
    ...
    In Thai
    เครื่องสังคโลก
    Kreaung Sangalok (if it has a jade-ish green color)
    (whats the difference between porcelain and ceramic anyway)

    if it has blue-ish colors we say Kreaung Laay-Kraam (เครื่องลายคราม)

    A special type of chinas from Thailand which can only have 5 colors are called Benjarong(read), written (Beñjcharang) which means 5 colors in Thai.
     

    amikama

    a mi modo
    עברית
    Hebrew: חרסינה (kharsina) or פורצלן (portselan).

    [חרסינה comes from two words: חרס = clay and סין = China (the country).]
     

    Frank06

    Senior Member
    Nederlands / Dutch (Belgium)
    Hi,
    I wonder where such "wideSPREAD" word came from.
    Seems the word ulitmately comes from (Old) Italian porcellana, "of a young sow" (from the cowrie shell's resemblance to a pig's back), from porcella, young sow). See here.

    Groetjes,

    Frank
     

    apmoy70

    Senior Member
    Greek
    Greek:

    «Πορσελάνη» [pɔr.seˈla.ni] (fem.) < It. porcellana.
    Some 200+ years ago it was known as «φαρφουρί» [far.fuˈɾi] (neut.) < Ott. Turkish فغفوری (fağfuri) < Pers. فغفوری‎ (fagfuri).
     
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