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How to say "Daycare" around the World

Below you will find the translation of day care terms into many languages.
Unfortunately, use of day-care is widespread throughout Europe, especially in the Nordic
countries  (which includes Scandinavia), so most of the translations listed are from European languages.
Some countries use more than one term for day-care, depending on the age of the children. 
All languages are listed alphabetically.

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Language Term/Ages Translation

Pronounced

Albanian
(Albania)
nursery school kopshte dhe çerdhe

?

Sources: 1)26NOV11 email from M.T., 2)Wiktionary      
Bosnian
(Bosnia)
nursery, less than 3 years of age
day nursery, over 3 years of age
jaslice
obdanište

yasle-ce
obda-ne-shte

Source: 8DEC13 email from I.D.      
Bulgarian
(Bulgaria)

 day care, 10 months - 3 years

detska yasla

?

Source: Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Chinese (simplified)
(People's Republic of China)
daycare 托儿

tuō er

Source:  http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr
Chinese (traditional)
(Republic Of China)
daycare 托兒

tuō er

Source:  http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr
Czech
(
Czech Republic)

1) daycare, birth to 3 years
2) day care, ? to 3 years
3) 3 to 6 years

1) crèche
2) denni jesle
3) mateřská škola

?

Source: 1) Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in the Czech Republic, December 2000; 2 & 3) - Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Danish
(Denmark)
 

1) day-care facilities
2) crèches
3) kindergarten

1) Daginstitutioner
2) Vuggestuer
3) Børnehaver

?
Source: Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Denmark, 2000
Dutch
(Netherlands)

1) daycare
2) daycare
3) day care

1) Opvang
2) Dagopvang
3) kinderdagverblijf

1) up-fang
2) dahg-up-fang
3) kinder-dahg-fer-blive

Source: 1) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr; 2) http://ets.freetranslation.com/; 3) Working & Living in the Netherlands - Philips; and Joanna P.
English
(UK, US, etc.)
daycare daycare, day-care, day care

dā'-ker'

(The noun, "day care", didn't appear in dictionaries until fairly recently.
It was included for the first time in The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, published in 1993.)
Estonian
(Estonia)

1) creche or nursery (1-3 years)
2) day care, older than 3 years

1) Lastesõim
2) Lasteaed

?
Source: 1) Ectaco Online Dictionary; 2) Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Finnish
(Finland) 

day care

Päivähoito

?
Source: Structures of the Education and Initial Training Systems in the European Union, 1995
Flemish
(Belgium)
daycare centres Kinderdagverblijven ?
Source: Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in the Flemish Community of Belgium, April 2000
French
(France, Canada, Belgium, etc.)

1) collective childcare
2) daycare
3) day care
4) daycare/preschool
5) crèches
6) day care

1) crèche
2) gardes
3) garderie

4) école maternelle (petite section)
5) prégardiennats
6) foyers de jour

?
Source: 1) Embassy of France to the U.S.; 2) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr; 3) lexicon from the (Canadian) Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare; 4) Embassy of France to the U.S.; 5) "Family Life and Professional Work:  Conflict and Synergy", 2003; 6) Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
German
(Germany, Austria, etc.)

1) daycare (child's day arrangement)
1-b) abbreviation for daycare

2) day-care home (child's day home)
3) day-care, 0 - 3 years (child's crib)
4) day care, 0 - 3 years
5) day care, 3 months - 4 years
6) day care, 6 months - 4 years

1)a) Kindertagesstätten
1-b) Kita
2) Kindertagesheim
3) Kinderkrippen
4) Krippen
5) Tagesstätte
6) Kinderhort

1) kin-daihr-tahk-es-shtet-ten
1-b) keetah
2) kin-daihr-tahk-es-hiim
3) kin-daihr-khrip-pen
4) khrip-pen
5) Tahk-es-shtet-ten
6) Kin-daihr-ort

Source: 1) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr; 2 & 3)  -  "Family Life and Professional Work:  Conflict and Synergy", 2003; 4, 5, & 6) - Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C, and Kimberly E. from joyfulmama.org
Greek
(Greece)

1) daycare
2) day care
3) day nursery

1) Φύλαξη
2) βρεφονηπιακό σταθμό
3) παιδικός σταθμός

?
Source: 1) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr ; 2 & 3) - http://www.in.gr/dictionary
Hebrew
(Israel)

1) Toddler day-care
2) Toddler day-care
3) Infant day care

גן
פעוטון
מעון

1)

2)


3)

1) gan
2) pe'uton
3) maon

Source: World Zionist Organization's "Teachers-Making It In Israel"
Hindi
(India)
Daycare 1) पालनाघर,
2) शिशु सदन
1) pālanāghara
2) śiśu sadana

 

Source:  shabdkosh.com English Hindi Dictionary
Hungarian
(Hungary)
 

1) Childcare centers,
less than 3 years
2) 3 - 6 years

1) bölcsőde 

2) óvoda

?

Source: 1 & 2) - National Institute for Family and Social Policy's National Report, Hungary, December, 2001.
Icelandic
(Iceland)

1) daycare centres
2) day care, 1 - 6 years

1) Dagvistarheimili
2) Leikskóli

?

Source: 1) Google; 2) Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Italian
(Italy)
 

1) daycare
2) child care centers, 3 months to 3 years
3) preschool, 3 - 6 years
4) day care, 3 - 6 years

1) Guardia
2) Asilo nido
3) Scuola Materna
4) Scuola dell'infanzia

?
Source: 1) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr ; 2) www.childpolicyintl.org/countries/italy.html; 3 & 4) - According to Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C, "Scuola dell'infanzia" replaced "Scuola Materna" in 2001.
Japanese
(Japan)
1) daycare

 

2) daycare

1) 託児所
1) たくじしょ

2) 保育園
2) ほいくえん

1) takujisho



2) hoikuen

Source: 1) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr ; 2) Eva POETS project at Kyoto Notre Dame University
Korean
(Korea)
1) daycare
2) daycare (baby farm)
1) 데이케어
2) 탁아소
1) de-i-k'e-uh
2) t'agaso
Source: 1) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr Appears to be borrowed from English (say it fast!);  2) Hollym English Korean Dictionary, 1991, p. 356
Latvian
(Latvia)

1) day care
2) day nursery, creche

1) bērnu dārzs
2) mazbērnu novietne

 
Source: 1) Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C; 2) http://dictionary.site.lv/dictionary
Lithuanian
(Lithuania)
1) day care 1) lopšelis-darželis  
Source:  1) Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Norwegian
(Norway)

1) day care, 0 - 5 years
2) family day care

1) Barnehage
2) Familiebarnehage

?
Source: (1 & 2) - Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Norway, 29 December 1998
Polish
(Poland)

1) childcare
2) day care, infant - 3 years
3) 3 - 6 years

1) Opieka Nad Dziećmi
2) Żłobki
3) Przedszkole

?

3) Psheshkolna

Source: 1) Polish Yellow Pages; 2 & 3) - Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Portuguese
(Portugal, etc.)

1) day care center (for infants)
2) 3 - 6 years

1) creche (para as crianças)
2)  jardim de infância

?
Source: 1) http://www.ultralingua.com ; 2) Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Portugal, January 2000
Romanian
(Romania)
1) day care, 3 months - 3 years 1) creşa ?
Source: Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Russian
(Russia, etc.)
1) daycare
2) daycare for babies (
crèche)
1) детский сад
2) ясли

1) detskiy sad
2) yasli

Source: http://www.ku.edu/~2yrruss/liuba_family/brat.html
Slovak
(Slovakia)

1) daycare, 6 months to 3 yrs.
2) day care, 3 to 6 years

1) detské jasle
2) materská škola

?
Source: 1) Ectaco Online Dictionary; 2) Key Data on Education in Europe 2002, Chapter C
Spanish
(Spain, etc.)

1) daycare
2) daycare

1) Guardería
2) Los servicios de guardería infantil

?
Source: 1) http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/tr ; 2) http://ets.freetranslation.com/ 
Swedish
(Sweden)

1) daycare
2) day care

3) day care centres
4) family daycare home
5) daycare

1) dagis (infomal)
2) dagvård
3) daghem
4) familjedaghem
5) förskola

1) dahg-ees
2) dahg-voard
3) dahg-hem
4) fah-mil-yeh-dahg-hem
5) fuhr-skoal-ah

Source: (1 & 2) Structures of the Education and Initial Training Systems in the European Union, 1995 (Finland & Sweden) ; (3 & 4) - 1)  Skolverket "Child care in Sweden"
Turkish
(Turkey)
Daycare 1) günlük bakım
2) kreş
3) yuva
1) goonlook bakuhm
2) creche
3) you wha
Source: 1) http://www.seslisozluk.com/

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Last updated 12/11/2013

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