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sauna (ˈsɔːnə Pronunciation for sauna



  1. an invigorating bath originating in Finland in which the bather is subjected to hot steam, usually followed by a cold plunge or by being lightly beaten with birch twigs
  2. the place in which such a bath is taken

Word Origin

C20: from Finnish

Translations for 'sauna'

  • British English: saunaPronunciation for sauna A sauna is a hot steam bath.Every month I have a sauna.ˈsɔːnə NOUN
  • Arabic: حَمَّامُ بُخَارPronunciation for حَمَّامُ بُخَار
  • Brazilian Portuguese: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Chinese: 桑那Pronunciation for 桑那
  • Croatian: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Czech: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Danish: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Dutch: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • European Spanish: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Finnish: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • French: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • German: SaunaPronunciation for Sauna
  • Greek: σάουναPronunciation for σάουνα
  • Italian: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Japanese: サウナPronunciation for サウナ
  • Korean: 사우나Pronunciation for 사우나
  • Norwegian: badstuePronunciation for badstue
  • Polish: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Portuguese: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Romanian: saună saune
  • Russian: саунаPronunciation for сауна
  • Spanish: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Swedish: bastuPronunciation for bastu
  • Thai: การอบเซาน่าPronunciation for การอบเซาน่า
  • Turkish: saunaPronunciation for sauna
  • Ukrainian: сауна
  • Vietnamese: bồn tắm hơiPronunciation for bồn tắm hơi

Example Sentences Including 'sauna'

Afterwards, the three of them had cappuccino together in the club cafe, waiting for Moira to arrive for her sauna.
Skelton, Alison Scott An Older Woman
But under cover of opening her locker and heading for the showers, Petra unobtrusively dropped the sauna key in Carol's lap.
He used to shed the excess kilos in the sauna , a practice which he found gave him cramps.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2005)
Nearby will stand the private spa, with its heated 50ft swimming pool, sauna , Turkish bath, gym and snooker room.
Country Life (2005)
Take medical advice before using a sauna if you have any serious medical condition, especially diabetes or a heart condition.
Chaitow, Leon Water Therapy
Terra Magna has a Rebound Ace tennis court, gymnasium and sauna.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
They walked together, Moira's arm around her waist, to the sauna.
Skelton, Alison Scott An Older Woman


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