Most European countries are experiencing one of the hottest summers for years.
When we asked News Online readers to describe the heat in their own language, the replies flooded in from all over the world.
Here are some of the best of them - in alphabetical order.
Afrikaans: Dis so warm dat die hond die kat jaag, maar beide loop! It's so warm that the dog is chasing the cat, but both are walking!
Plasa! I'm bursting from heat!
Hace un calor de mil demonios!
It is hot as a thousand devils; it is hot as hell.
Maria de las Mercedes,
Shaub ilyom Warm today isn't it
(Usually said as temperature climbs into upper 30s and on towards 40C.)
Rachael Claye, Lebanon, Beirut
Armenian: Aynkan dak eh vor grnas havgit dabgel maytin vra Hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement
Araz Artinian, Armenia
Ki Bheeshon Gorom! What terrible heat!
Adska zhega! It's as hot as hell!
Quina calor que fa! How hot it is!
Estic mort de calor! A death of heat!
Vedro jako ve vyhni!
Heat like in the baking oven
Mouchy padaj unavou - Flies are falling down tired
Jeg sveder tran! I'm sweating fat!
Dutch: De mussen vallen van de daken Sparrows are dropping from the rooftops
Daan, The Netherlands
I ga van m'n stokkie I'm falling off my perch
Ik smelt bijna! I am nearly melting!
Dutch dialect of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen:
Om van oe sies te goan!
It's enough to faint!
[Een hitte] om van neer te vallen [Heat] to make you fall over
Jan Ceuleers, Belgium
On niin kuumaa, kuin saunassa!
It's as hot as in a sauna!
Olo kuin sialla grillissa I'm feeling like a pig in a grill
Flemish:`t Is om te bakken!
It's baking hot!
't Is veel te warm
It's too damn hot
Il fait étouffant (French) It's stifling
Il fait pétant (French) It is farting!
David Nunn, Belgium
Davitsvit! We're burning with heat!
Es ist bruellend heiss It's roaring hot!
Ich laufe aus (German) I am leaking
Affen hitze! Monkey's heat!
Da laufd da d´Soss oba! The sauce is running down (your body).
Ursula , Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Tha pethanoume san ta pondikia We'll die like rats
Para poli zesti simera It's very hot today
Skaei o tzitzikas Even the grasshopper is boiling
Tha skasis apo zesti!
You freak out with this heat!
Maru mathu garmi thi phaati rahyu chhe!
My head is exploding with the heat
Gurani Indian (Paraguay):
Haku It's so uncomfortable in this heat.
Hawaiian: Wela Hot/passionate!.
Ham meod! It is very hot!
Norah ham! It's terribly hot!
Agni Baras Rahi Hei It's raining fire
Garmi ne jaan le rakhi hai
The heat has sapped the life out of me
Hong Kong Chinese:
Zew gai bae la! Chicken leg is burning!
Kutya meleg van! This is dog-heat!
Panasnya kayak di neraka! It's hot like hell
Indonesian in UK
Atish dare mibare! It's raining fire!
Pokhtam az garma I have been cooked by the heat
Tuye in garma sag sahabesh ro nemishnaseh! In this heat a dog don't know its owner!
Irish Gaelic: Ta se ag scoilteadh na gclocha.
(The sun) is splitting the stones!
Italian: Che afa fa What sultriness
Cesti una basca e' morri (Sardinian) I'm dying of heat
Mi sciolgo (Italian) - I am melting
Japanese in France
Kokusho! Intense heat!
Elles karstums! Infernal heat
Bula laiks Time of the ball lightning
Waat eng Hezt! What a heat!
Uf, kolku e zheshko nadvor!
Ooh, how hot it is outside!
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Malay: Macam duduk dalam oven
It's like sitting in the oven
Xi shana taqli l-grieden! It's hot enough to fry rats!
Marthese Gatt, Malta
Qed imut bis-shana! I'm dying from the heat!
Re si ren le! The heat is killing me!
Tai re le! It's too hot.
To slunko mna upece! The sun has broiled me!
Hey Bhagawan! Kasto garmi! Oh my God, It's too hot!
Ma ta garmile pakisake!! I am being baked!
Herregud, det er sinnsykt varmt
Oh my God, it`s insanely hot.
Thor Atle Bækken,
Zarowa It's burning
Que forno! - What a oven! Está um calor de morte/morrer! It's a deadly heat!
Se topeste asfaltul. The asphalt is melting.
Scot limba de caldura. It's so hot my tongue is hanging out.
Lucia Cucu, Romania
Zharko kak v dukhovke It's as hot as in an oven!
Umirayu ot zhary! - I'm dying from the heat!
Zharko kak v adu Hot like in hell
Dukhota takaya, tolko venikov ne khvatayet! It's so stuffy, the only thing that's missing is the birch twigs!
(A reference to the practice of beating oneself with birch in the Russian steam bath.)
Sami (Skolt Sami):
Am brùsa intla katùba! Reindeers are sweating their fat
Kakva vrucina! What a hot weather!
Isprzih se! I am getting fried!
Qoraxu aad bay u kulushahay The sun is extremely hot
!Cómo canta la chicharra! (Spanish) Such a chirping harvest bug! (when the harvest bug chirps loudly, it's very hot)
Salamanca, Spain (ex-UK)
¡Estoy sudando como un pollo! I am sweating like a chicken!
Andrew C, England (Spanish wife)
Swahili: Sio joto ni balaa! It isn't hot, it is a curse.
Richard J Ngowi, Tanzania
Kuna joto! It's hot!
Joto jingi! It is very hot!
Thai: Ron Jang! So hot!
Aman yarabim hamam gibi! Oh my God! It is like a Turkish bath.
Speka yak v pekli It is hot like in hell
Qiamat hai! It's like doomsday
Aag baras rahi hai! It's raining fire
Garam hai, aam mazedar hongey! It's sizzling hot but we can bear it for mangoes
Ehson Syed, Canada/Pakistan
Garmi se bheja pighal gaya hai" My brain has melted from the heat
Irfan Rafiq, Pakistan
Nong nhu thieu nhu dot Hot like the sun
Mae'n uffernol o boeth yma! It is hellishly hot here!
Rik & Aled Hughes,
Mae'n berwi! It's boiling!
Defa Tanga de!
It's very hot!
...and English from around the world
You could boil a kettle on your head
Hot enough for ya?
I'm sweating like a prostitute in church.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity!
It's hot enough to melt hell
I feel at home!!
(Indian in Munich)
It's Zulu hot
It's so dry the trees are following the dogs around
I'm moving to Canada
Sticky as a box of frogs
You could fry eggs on the sidewalk
It's getting us used to that 'next place'
We ain't scared of going to hell 'cause it's so dammed hot here
Nigel Cousins, ex-pat USA
I'm sweating like a pigdog!
Jessica Kozdron, Canada
Yikes, it's as hot as the hobs of hell!
Ahm pure mankey wi' the heat oot there