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How To Say "No Straw, Please" In 10 Different Languages

India. Rio. Europe. South Africa. Plastic bans are spreading throughout the world, and with them, the FinalStraw movement is going international. Of course, the impacts of single-use plastics have no borders. Here’s how to say “No straw, please” in 10 different languages, so no matter where you are, they know to hold the straw.

Spanish: Spain - "Sin pajilla por favor." Mexico - "Sin popote por favor."

French: Pas de paille s'il vous plait.

Chinese: Qǐng bùyào xīguǎn.

Russian: Pozjalyista troobkoo ne nado.

German: "Kein Strohhalm bitte" or "Bitte, kein Strohhalm."

Italian: "Per favore, niente cannuccia.” or “Senza la cannuccia, grazie.”

Swahili: Hakuna majani tafadhali.

Indonesia: Tolong jangan ada jerami.

Hindi: Nahin puaal krpaya.

Arabic: Min don mzzaz min fadlik

Near, far, wherever you are, you'll find plastic... unfortunately. And it doesn’t matter if you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, plastic pollution never takes a vacation. Now you too can continue to fight the good fight and refuse single-use plastic straws wherever in the world you may be. Bon Voyage! 

Have a suggestion or addition that you want to make to this list? Let us know in the comments below!


  • I am from Hong Kong, and no straw please in Cantonese is ( ng sai yum kun)

    crystal on

  • Katakan tidak kepada penyedut.

    Firdaus Hassan on

  • Thanks for this! I’ll use it on my trip to

    Marjorie Hollis on

  • Korean: bbaldae opshi joosaeyo (please give without a straw)

    Yej on

  • I’m Swedish “No straw, please” is
    Inget sugrör tack.

    Estelle on

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