The Babel Fish

The Babel Fish is small, yellow, and simultaneously translates from one spoken language to another.

When inserted into the ear, its nutrition processes convert sound waves into brain waves, neatly crossing the language divide between any species you should happen to meet whilst traveling in space.

To avoid an interplanetary incident, you should plan on carrying spare fish in case you meet a being who does not have one. The Hitchhiker’s Guide offers no advice on what to do if you encounter a being who does not have ears.


With out without the assistance of fish, match the text in the boxes on the following pages with the languages in the list below.



Afrikaans     _____            Polish          _____

Chechen      _____            Portuguese   _____

Cherokee     _____            Swahili         _____

Esperanto    _____            Tagalog       _____

Finnish        _____            Tamil           _____

Hawaiian      _____            Urdu            _____

Hungarian    _____            Welsh          _____