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  Brazilian Portuguese

From - De, da...
To - Para
Change - Troca
Trade - Comércio
Stamp - Selo
Envelope - Envelope
Send - Enviado
Received - Recebido
Post office - Correios
air mail - Por avião
Postal code - Código do postal
Postcard - Cartão Postal
Priority - Prioritário
Cancellation - Cancelado
Register - Registro, registrar...
Name - Nome
Country - País
City - Cidade
State - Estado
Address - Endereço


  Canadian French

Stamp = timbre
postcard = carte
cancellation = annulation
post office = bureau de poste
envelope = enveloppe


  Chinese (Taiwan)




  Croatian

stamp - poštanska marka, markica
postcard - razglednica
post office - poštanski ured
envelope - omotnica, koverta
cancellation - poštanski žig
sender - pošiljatelj
return to sender - vratiti pošiljatelju
receiver - primatelj
postal code - poštanski broj
air mail - zra?na pošta
mail box - poštanski pretinac
from... - od...
to... - za...


  Czech

stamp = známka
postcard = pohled, pohlednice
cancellation = razítko
post office = pošta
envelope = obálka


  Danish

stamp = frimærke
postcard = postkort
cancellation = stempel
post office = posthus
envelope = konvolut / kuvert


  Dutch

stamp = postzegel
postcard = ansichtkaart
cancellation = stempel
post office = postkantoor
envelope = envelop
sender = afzender
receiver = ontvanger
return to sender = retour afzender
postal code = postcode
air mail = luchtpost (but we usually just use the english word...)
from ... = van ...
to ... = voor ... / aan ...


  Estonian

stamp: mark
postcard: postkaart
letter: kiri
post office: postkontor
envelope: ümbrik
sender: saatja
receiver: saaja
return to sender: tagastada saatjale
postal code: indeks
priority mail: tähtkiri
air mail: lennupost


  Finnish

stamp = postimerkki
postcard = postikortti
cancellation = postileima
post office = postitoimisto
envelope = kirjekuori
sender = lähettäjä
receiver = vastaanottaja
return to sender = palautetaan lähettäjälle
postal code = postinumero
1st class = 1. luokka
2nd class = 2. luokka
air mail = lentoposti
mail box = postilaatikko
from... = -lta (for example nezzukalta)
to....... = -lle (for example nezzukalle)


  French (France)

stamp = timbre, timbre-poste
postcard = carte postale
cancellation = oblitération, cachet, timbre à date
post office = bureau de poste
envelope = enveloppe
sender = expéditeur
receiver = destinataire
return to sender = retour à l'expéditeur
postal code = code postal
1st class = prioritaire
2nd class = économique
air mail = poste aérienne
register = recommandé


  Hebrew

stamp = בול (bul')
stamp+tabs=בול עם שובל (bul' im shuval)
postcard = גלוית דואר (gluyat doar)
maximum card=גלוית מרב (gluyat mirav)
postmark=חותמת (hotemet)
cancellation = חותמת אירוע (hotemet irua)
post office = סניף דואר (snif doar)
envelope = מעתפה (maatafa)
FDC (First Day Cover)=מעתפת יום הופעאה או מעתפת יום ראשון (maatefet yiom hofa'a or maatefet yiom rishon)
sender = שולח (sholeah)
receiver = מאת (meat)
return to sender = להחזיר לשולח (leahzir le-sholeah)
postal code = מיקוד (mikud)
air mail = דואר אויר (doar avir)


  Hungarian

stamp - bélyeg
postcard - képeslap
letter - levél
cancellation - pecsét, bélyegzés
post office - posta
envelope - boríték
sender - feladó
receiver - címzett
return to sender - vissza a feladónak
postal code - irányítószám
mailbox - postaláda
priority - elsőbbségi
air mail - légiposta
from... - -tól/től (at the end of the word)
to....... - -nak/nek (same as above)


  Indonesian

stamps = perangko
postcard = kartu pos
cancellation = pembatalan
post office = kantor pos
envelope = amplop


  Italian

stamp: francobollo
postcard: cartolina
letter: lettera
cancellation: annullo
post office: posta or ufficio postale
envelope: busta
mail box: cassetta delle lettere/cassetta postale
sender: mittente
receiver: destinatario
return to sender: rispedire al mittente
postal code: codice postale (or codice di avviamento postale: CAP)
priority mail: posta prioritaria
air mail: posta aerea
from... : da.....
to..... : a......


  Malay

stamps = setem
postcard = poskad
cancellation = pembatalan
post office = pejabat pos
envelope = sampul surat


  Norwegian

stamp = frimerke
postcard = postkort
post office = postkontor
envelope = konvolutt
sender = avsender/sender
receiver = mottaker
return to sender = returner til avsender
postal code = postnummer
1st class = A-priotitert
2nd class = B-økonomi
air mail = luftpost
mail box = postkasse


  Polish

stamp = znaczek
postcard = kartka pocztowa, pocztówka
cancellation = stempel
post office = poczta, urz?d (urzad) pocztowy
envelope = koperta
sender = nadawca
receiver = odbiorca/adresat
return to sender = zwrot do nadawcy
postal code = kod pocztowy
economy mail = przesy?ka ekonomiczna
air mail = poczta lotnicza (though we use now priority - priorytet instead)


  Slovenian

stamp - znamka
postcard - razglednica, kartica
cancellation - poštni žig (postni zig)
post office - pošta (posta)
envelope - kuverta, ovojnica


  Swedish

stamp = frimärke
postcard = vykort
post office = postkontor
envelope = kuvert
sender = avsändare
receiver = mottagare
return to sender = åter till avsändaren
postal code = postnummer
1st class = 1:a-klassbrev / Prioritaire
2nd class = Ekonomibrev / B
mail box = brevlåda
from... = från
to....... = till


  Switzerland German

stamp = Briefmarke
postcard = postkarte
cancellation = stempel (you mean the postmark?)
post office = postbüro
envelope = Umschlag/Couvert


  Turkish

stamp = pul
postcard = kartpostal
cancellation = damga
post office = postane
envelope = zarf