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Longest words

The Germans are renowned for their love of long words, but they are not the only ones who like
to create complex compound words as nouns. The Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes
coined the 183 lettered

lopado-temacho-selacho-galeo-kranio-leipsano-drim-hupotrimmatosilphio-karabo-melito-

katakechumeno-kichl-epikossuphophatto-peristeralektruon-opto-kephallio-kigklo-peleio-

lagoio-siraio-baphe-traganopterugon
meaning a dish compounded of all kinds of dainties, fish, fowl and sauces.

BULGARIAN

neprotivokonstitutsionstvuvatelstvuvayte
(40 letters) something against constitution

CATALAN

anticonstitucionalment
(22 letters) unconstitutionally

CROATIAN

prijestolonaslijednikovica
(26 letters) the wife of a heir to the throne

CZECH

nejneobhospodarovvatelnejmi
(30 letters) the less farmed

DANISH

Speciallgepraksisplanlgningsstabiliseringsperiode
(52 letters) period where a specialist doctors planning of the practice is stabilized
DUTCH

kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamheden
(48 letters) preparation activities for a childrens carnival procession

ENGLISH

As for the English language, there are somewhat fanciful claims for extremely long words.
However, more realistically here are the following in descending length:

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
(45 letters) the longest word in a major dictionary, a technical word for a lung disease created by
silica dust inhalation

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
(34 letters) from the Mary Poppins film and musical with a fanciful defintion

hippopotomonstrosesquipedalianism
(33 letters) which means the love of long words

pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism
(30 letters) the longest non-coined word in a major dictionary for a specific inherited medical
disorder

floccinaucinihilipilification
(29 letters coined in 1741) meaning the categorizing of something that is useless or trivial (the
longest unchallenged non-technical word)

antidisestablishmentarianism
(28 letters) the longest non-coined and non-technical word

ESTONIAN

raudteelesidukoht
(19 letters) train crossing point

FINNISH

lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas
(61 letters) technical warrant officer trainee specialized in aircraft jet engines

ksipyyherullajrjestelm
(25 letters) an automatic towel system for drying your hands

peruspalveluliikelaitoskuntayhtym
(34 letters) a municipality providing basic services

FRENCH

anticonstitutionnellement
(25 letters) unconstitutionally

GERMAN

Grundstcksverkehrsgenehmigungszustndigkeitsbertragungsverordnung
(67 letters) a regulation about competences

GREEK

(24 letters) by mending shoes

(19 letters) otolaryngologist (throat-ear-nose specialist)

(47 letters) dressed in golden-shining, thundering and incandescent clothes

(21 letters) an anthill

HUNGARIAN

megszentsgtelenithetetlensgeskedseltekrt
(44 letters) for your unprofaneable actions

legmegvesztegethetetlenebbek
(28 letters) the least corruptible ones
ITALIAN

precipitevolissimevolmente
(26 letters) to do something in a hurry

psiconeuroendocrinoimmunologia
(30 letters) a discipline that deals with the relationship between the functioning of the nervous
system, the immune system and the endocrine system

LATIN

honorificabilitudinitatibus
(27 letters) the state of being able to achieve honours (the longest word in Shakespeare
from Loves Labours Lost)

LATVIAN

pretpulksterdtjvirziens
(28 letters) in a counter-clockwise direction

Virsapakcepure
(15 letters) underneath hat

LITHUANIAN

nebeprisikikiakopusteliaudavome
(30 letters) we didn't pick rabbit cabbage

POLISH

konstantynopolitanczykiewiczwna
(31 letters) girl living in Constantinople

PORTUGUESE

anticonstitucionalissimamente
(29 letters) unconstitutionally
ROMANIAN

otorinolaringologie
(19 letters) Otorhinolaringology

sternocleidomastoidian
(22 letters) the sternocleidomastoid muscle that is located in the front of the neck

RUSSIAN

(55 letters) Chemical substance

SERBIAN

prestolonaslednikovica
(22 letters) wife of the Crown Prince

SLOVENIAN

starocerkvenoslovancina
(24 letters) Old Church Slavik Language

SLOVAK

najnevypoctavatelnej
(23 letters) the most difficult example to calculate

najneobhospodrovatel'nej
(26 letters) the less farmed

SPANISH

anticonstitucionalmente
(23 letters) unconstitutionally

contrarrevolucionario
(21 letters) person who favors or is part of the counter-revolution
SWEDISH

nordvstersjkustartilleriflygspaningssimulatoranlggningsmaterielunderhll

suppfljningssystemdiskussionsinlggsfrberedelsearbeten
(131 letters) north west sea coastal artillery reconnaissance flight simulator facility equipment
maintenance follow-up discussion posts preparatory work

TURKISH

Afyonkarahisarlilardanlarmis

(28 letters) They are said to belong to the family that came from Afyonkarahisar

Muvaffakiyetsizlestiricilestiriveremeyebileceklerimizdenmissinizcesine
(70 letters) As if you would be from those we can not easily/quickly make a maker of
unsuccessful ones

ekostravakyallardanmsnzsiz?
(31 letters) Are you from ekostravakyal?

WELSH

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
(58 letters) village on the island of Anglesey in Wales, literal meaning: St Mary's in Hollow of
the White Hazel near to the Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave