Tako Kichi (Kite Crazy)

The phrase “Tako Kichi” has become part of the kiter’s language and culture. While its origins and precise translation may leave some room for debate, it’s been around since at least the late 1970s.

I’m working on something that has me trying to translate ‘kite crazy’ (tako kichi) into as many languages as I can. The translations are from 3 online translators so they may be far from perfect. If your language is represented, I invite you to leave a comment if it’s not correct. Same thing if your language is not on the list. Thanks!

Afrikaans: vlieër gek
Albanian: qift i çmendur
Arabic: طائرة ورقية مجنون
Bangla: ঘুড়ি
Belarusian: змей з розуму
Bulgarian: кайт луд
Bengali: পাগল পাগল
Bosnian: Zmaj lud
Cantonese: 風箏癲
Catalan: boig d’estel
Chinese: 风筝疯了
Croatian: zmaj lud
Czech: drak šílený
Welsh: barcud crazy
Danish: drage tosset
Dutch: vlieger gek
German: Drachen verrückt
Greek: χαρταετός τρελός
English: kite crazy
Estonian: tuulelohe hull
Filipino:saranggola mabaliw
Finnish: leija hullu
French: cerf-volant fou
Galician: cometa tola
German: drachen verrückt
Gujarati: પાગલ ક્રેઝી
Hatian Creole: sèvolan fou
Hausa: hauka mahaukaci
Hindi: पतंग का दीवाना
Hmong: vauj npab
Hungarian: kite-őrült
Icelandic: Kitlandi brjálæði
Indonesian: layang-layang gila
Igbo: ike ime
Italian: aquilone pazzo
Hebrew: עפיפון משוגע
Japanese: カイトクレイジー
Kannada: ಗಾಳಿಪಟ ಕ್ರೇಜಿ
Khmer: ខ្លែងឆ្កួត
Kiswahili: mambo ya mwewe
Kannada: ಗಾಳಿಪಟ ಕ್ರೇಜಿ
Korean: 미친 연
Lithuanian: aitvaras beprotiškas
Malagasy: tena mahatezitra ny kite
Maori: haurangi
Macedonian: змеј луд
Malayalam: കൈറ്റ് ഭ്രാന്തൻ
Mongolian: цаасан шувуу галзуу
Malay: layang-layang gila
Maltese: astun miġnun
Myanmar (Burmese): စွန်အရူး
Nepali: पतंग पागल
Norwegian: drak gal
Chichewa: kite wamisala
Persian: بادبادک دیوانه
Punjabi: ਪਤੰਗ ਪਾਗਲ
Polish: latawiec szalony
Portuguese: papagaio louco
Romanian: zmeu nebun
Russian: кайт сумасшедший
Samoan: matua pei e valea maua
Sinhala: කයිතයා පිස්සු
Slovak: drak blázon
Somali: qaniinyo waalan
Spanish: cometa loca
Serbian: luda zmaja
Sundanese: layang gélo
Swedish: drake galen
Swahili: kite wazimu
Tamil: கேட் பைத்தியம்
Telugu: కైట్ క్రేజీ
Tajik: доғи ғазаб
Thai: ว่าวบ้า
Tongan: Na’e fakatupu ‘ita lofa
Turkish: uçurtma deli
Ukrainian: кайт божевільний
Urdu: پتلی پاگل
Vietnamese: diều điên
Yiddish: לאָזן קרייזי
Yoruba: wo irikuri

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