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face  (n.)

c.1290, from O.Fr. face, from V.L. *facia, from L. facies "appearance, form, figure," and secondarily "visage, countenance;" probably related to facere "to make" (see factitious). Replaced O.E. andwlita. To face (v.) "confront" is first recorded 1465. To lose face (or save face), 1876, is said to be from Chinese tu lien; to face the music is theatrical. Face-lift (n.) first recorded 1934, from face-lifting (1922).


Arabic:             وَجْـه

Chinese:           面孔

Czech: obličej

Danish:             ansigt

Dutch: gezicht

Estonian:          nägu

Finnish:            kasvot

French:            visage

German:           das Gesicht

Greek: πρόσωπο

Hungarian:        arc

Icelandic:         andlit

Indonesian:       wajah

Italian: faccia, viso


Korean:           얼굴

Latvian:            seja

Lithuanian:        veidas

Norwegian:      ansikt

Polish: twarz

Portuguese:      rosto

Romanian:        figură

Russian:           лицо

Slovak:            tvár

Slovenian:        obraz

Spanish:           cara, rostro

Swedish:          ansikte

Turkish:            yüz


Blackpearl1 says:
Bulgarian: лице
Posted on: Jun 11, 2010
lazybum says:
Dutch : gezicht
Posted on: May 14, 2008
irenabilic says:
LOVE this blog... :)
Posted on: Nov 30, 2007
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