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.

LanguageNo Smoking
AfrikaansRook Is Verbode
Ainuタンパコ アナクネ イテキ イク (Tampako Anakne Iteki Iku)
AlbanianPirja e duhanit është e ndaluar
Amharicማጨስ ክልክል ነው (mač'äsə kələkələ näwə)
Arabic (attadxîn mamnûʕ) التدخين ممنوع
ArmenianՄԻ ԾԽԷՐ (mi cxer)
AtesoAimat Aimik
BambaraSisi Min A Dagalen Te
BasqueErre Debekatu Da
Bengaliধুমপান নিষেধ (dhumpān nišedh)
BosnianZabranjeno pušenje
BretonBerzet Butunin / Divennet Eo Butuni
BulgarianПушене Забранено (Pushene Zabraneno)
Burmeseေဆးလိဝ် မေဘာက်ရ (hseilei’ mathau’yà)
CatalanNo Fumeu
ChamorroPribidu Chupa
ChechenЦигаьрка Озар Ца Магадо (Cigärka Ozar Ca Magado)
CherokeeᎪᎦᏍᎦ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎨᏌᎾ ᎮᎵᏍᎪᎳᏔᎾᎯ
(gogasgá nasgi nigesana alisgolatanáhi)
CheyenneNe-Ve’-E-He’Po
ChickasawImi̱hollo Chomak Po̱fa
Chinese (Hokkien)Tsiah’ Hun-Gki Skimtsi
ChuvashТурт Юмарасть (Turt Jumarast’)
CornishNy Megy
CreekÍkosis Hídshi Mónks
CreolePas Pemis Fimin
CroatianZabranjeno pušenje
CzechKouření Zakázáno
DanishRygning Forbudt
Dari (dud kardan mamnu’) دود كردن ممذوع
DutchRoken Verboden / Verboden Te Roken
EnglishNo Smoking
EsperantoFumado Malpermesata
EstonianSuitsetamine keelatud
EvenЭкич Тэбэкив Колдай (ĕkīč tĕbĕkīv koldaj)
FaroeseRoyking Bannað
Farsi (este’māl dokhaniyāt mamnū ast) استعمال دخانيات ممنوع است
FijianVakatavako Tabu
FinnishTupakointi kielletty
FrenchDéfense de Fumer
FulaniPooda Taba
GalicianNon Fumar
Galla (Oromo)Dórge Kaiáite
Georgianმოწევა აკრძალუია (moc̣eva akrʒaluia|)
GermanRauchen Verboten!
GreekΑπαγορεγεται Το Καπνισμα (Apagorévete To Kápnisma)
Gujaratiબીટીયીવી મના કરેલુ’ (bīṭīyīvī manā kareluñ)
HarsusiLā Temzēz
HausaBa Shan Taba
Hawaiian’A’Ole Puhipaka
Hebrew (asūr l’ashēn) אָסוּר לֽעַשֵן
Hindiधूम्रपान निषेध (dhūmrapān nishedh)
HitchitiPafáksixtchi Áktchomi Mámitis
HungarianTilos a Dohányzás
IbanInsap Mali
IcelandicReykingar Bannaðar
IndonesianDilarang Mindem Rokok / Dilarang Merokok
IngushГIаеле Оза Бокъо Лац (G|aele Oza Boḳo Lac)
InterlinguaNon Fumar
Irish (Gaelic)Ná Caitear Tabac
ItalianVietato Fumare
Japanese禁煙 (kin en) / タバコは 御遠慮ください (tabako-wa go enryo kudasai)
JibbaliˀO Tummuz
KabardianТутын Ущефэныр Ядэркъым (Tutɪn Uščefĕnɪr Jadĕrk’ɪm)
KachinSalik N Mai Lu Ai
KambaAiee Umya Syuki Mbaki
KarachaiТютюн Ичepгe Эpкинлик Джoкъду (Tütün Ičerge Ĕrkinlik Ǯoḳdu)
Khmerហាមផក់បារី
KirgizТамеки Тартууга Урукcат Жок (Tameki Tartuuga Uruksat Ǯok)
KongoBodanga Kandikulu
Korean금연 (gŭmyŏn)
KurdishCiẍarekisandin Qedeẍeîye
KusaieanSismohk Oalkihn
Ladino (nu si pwidi fumar) נו סי פוידי פֿומחר
Laoຫັາມສູປຢາ (hâhm sûup yāh)
LatvianSmeḳet Aizliegts
LithuanianRukimas Draudžiama / Nerukoma
LugandaOkunywa Taaba Kugaanibwa
MacedonianПуши Е Забpанет (Puši e Zabranet)
MalagasyRarana Ny Mifoka Sigara
MalayDilarang Merokok
MalteseTipjip Projbit
Chinese (Mandarin)禁止吸煙 (jìnzhǐ xīyān) 請勿吸煙 (qǐng wù xīyān)
MandinkaSaba Haraamurif
ManoboEvel Bandu
MaoriKaahore Paoa
MapuchePëtremtulan
MarshalleseMaw Kebahathat
MiskitoTwaku Diaya Daukaya Apia Win
MokileseUkuhk Inepw
MokshaАф Эняльдян Тят Тарга (Af Ĕnjal’djan Tjat Targa)
MoldavianФуматул Оприт (Fumatul Oprit)
MongolianТамxи Татаж Бoлoхгүй (Tamxi Tataǯ Boloxgüj)
NahuatlIci Ahmo Pocyoh
NavajoDoo Ná’ásht’oh Da
Nivkh (Gilyak)Тамх Тадь Ыкидьра (Tamx Tad’ ɪkid’ra)
NogaiТуьтин Ишуьв Тыйылады (Tütin Išüv Tɪjɪladɪ)
NorwegianRokning Forbudt / Røyking Forbudt
NovialInterdiktione De Fuma
NukuoroGai De Baibu Dabu
NyankoleRetsa Ata Amabanga
NyoroNywa Etába Omuziro
PalauanMelóko Mekúll
Panjabiਸਿਗਰਤ ਪੀਣਾ ਦੀ ਮਨਾਹੀ ਹੈ (sigaraṭ pīṇā dī manái hai)
PapiamentuTa Tahá Pa Huma
Pashto (dud kšẹl mamnú di) دود كښل ممنو عدى
PolishZakaz palenia / Proszę nie palić
PonapeanSumwoak Keinepwi
PortugueseÉ Proibido Fumar / Não Fumar
QuechuaMana Mukay
RomaniMa Pia
RomanianFumatul Oprit
RumanschScumond Da Fimar
RussianКурить Воспрещaется (Kurit’ Vospreščaetsja)
SamoanUlaula Vavao
Scottish GaelicGabh Piob Thombaca Toirsmigt
SerbianЗабрањено пушење (Zabranjeno pušenje)
SicilianNun Fumati
SinhalaMfiíí Wyevdv Hhe Sigaræt Bonnə Epā
SlovakFajcit’ Je Zakázané
SloveneKaditi Prepovedano
Somali𐒈𐒘𐒌𐒛𐒇 𐒋𐒖𐒁𐒁𐒘𐒆𐒆𐒆𐒖 𐒐𐒖𐒑𐒖 𐒙𐒌𐒌𐒐𐒖 (Sigaar Cabbidda Lama Oggola)
SpanishProhibido Fumar
SwahiliHapana Kuvuta Hapa / Hakuna Kuvuta Sigara
SwedishRökning Förbjuden
TagalogBawal Ang Humitit / Bawal Magsigarilyo
TahitianPuhipuhi I Te ’Ava’Ava ’Opanihia
TajikДуд Кардан Мамнуъ (Dud Kardan Mamnūʕ)
TalishiПəпрүс Кəше Ғəдəғə-ј (Pəprüs Kəše Ɣədəɣə-j)
Tamilகூடாமை புகைகு டிக்க (kūdāmai pugaiku ḍikka)
Teluguపొగతాగు కూడదు (pogatāgu kūḍadu)
Thaiห้ามสูบบุหรี่ (hâam sòop bù rèe)
กรุณาอย่าสูบบุหรี่ (gàrúnaa yàa sòop bù rèe)
Tibetanཐ་མག་ འཐེན་ ཚོག་གིམརེད་ (Thāmaà Thēēn Chōōqimareè)
Tok PisinSmok Tambu
TonganIfi Tapu
Tupi (Guarani)Ndicatúi Pitá
TurkishSigara İçmek Yasaktır / Sigara İçilmez
TuvaluanE tapu te ‘pusi
UdmurtТамак Кыскыны Уг Яра (Tamak Kyskyny Ug Jara)
UigurТaмака Чекиш Мымкин Емес (Tamaka Čekiš Mymkin Emes)
UkrainianКурити Забороняється (Kupyty Zaboponyayet"cya)
Urdu (Sigret Pīnā Mana’ He) سكريت پينا منع هے
UzbekЧекишман Этилади (Čekiš Man Ĕtiladi)
VietnameseCẩm Hút Thuồc
VolapükLeno Smökolsöd
WelshDim Ysmygu
WolaieanIul Sapet
WolofBe Tere Duy Tux
XhosaUkutshayanqanda
YakutТабах Тардар Бобуллар (Tabax Tardar Bobullar)
YapeseThoey Mathangeeluwol
Yiddish (Raykhern iz Farbotn) רײַכערן איז פֿארבאָטן
ZuluMusukubema || Akubhenywa

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