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Many years ago, a Frenchman came into our Saint Louis shop, and requested a fine chapeau. The story goes that our staff was running around rather frantically searching in books to figure out what type of hat this was. If they could find a picture, then they could find it or make it.

We know now that chapeau is simply the French word for hat, but let’s go a step further and learn the word in some other languages.

Here’s how you might say “I like your hat” in some other languages.

English I like your hat
Catalan M’agrada el teu barret
Croatian Sviđa mi se tvoj šešir
Dutch Ik hou van je hoed
Danish Jeg kan godt lide din hat
Estonian Mulle meeldib sinu müts
Finnish Pidän hattu
French J’aime votre chapeau
German Ich mag deinen Hut
Hungarian Tetszik a kalapját
Italian Mi piace il tuo cappello
Latin Ego amo vestri pileus
Russian Мне нравится ваша шляпа
Portuguese Eu gosto do seu chapéu
Spanish Me gusta tu sombrero
Swedish Jag gillar din hatt

I have them all memorized so I can speak “hat” with (most of) the western world!

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