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When Henry James wrote the lines, "Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language," he was definitely onto something. But the beauty of "summer afternoon" -- and "summer" in general for that matter -- goes far beyond the English language. The magic of this season knows no bounds. And no matter what your mother tongue is, "summer" is wondrous in every language.

SUMMER

underwater kids
A toddler swims through a hoop underwater during a swimming class in Sydney, Australia. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

VERÃO

kids swimming river
A 4-year-old girl and her mother swim in the Negro river in Manaus, the capital city of the state of Amazonas in northern Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/Getty Images)

夏令

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Escaping the summer heat by playing in a fountain in Shanghai, China. (STR/AFT/Getty Images)

MUSIM PANAS

children swim indonesia
An Indonesian grandmother gives her grandkids a swimming lesson in the ocean. (Getty)

موسم گرما

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Pakistani children swim in a stream to cool off as the temperature rises on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

YAZ

kids swimming river
A boy does a backflip into the Bosphorus river in Istanbul, Turkey. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

اوړی

kabul river
An Afghan boy jumps into a river in Surabhi, some 100 kilometers from Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

الصيف

kids swim iraq
A young boy gets ready to jump into the pool in Baghdad, Iraq. (Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images)

ÉTÉ

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A child slides down a water slide at a public swimming pool in Geneva, Switzerland. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini/AP)

VERË

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Albanian refugee children from Kosovo cool down in the mid-day heat. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

DER SOMMER

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Children play in the Ruhr river in Essen, Germany. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

MAIN-TANY

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Children playing on the shores of Madagascar. (500PX)

EL VERANO

child swims mexico
Children play in an irrigation canal, the local swimming hole that runs though Aracataca, Colombia. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

LJETO

kids swim croatia
Three Croatian girls enjoy the blue waters of the sea. (WestEnd61/Getty)

ЛЕТО

kupala night
Belarussian girls wearing homemade grass-skirts dance in a river while celebrating Ivan Kupala Night, a traditional Slavic holiday. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/GettyImages)

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