The Original Stories in Other Languages


Sherlock Holmes enjoys popularity around the world, which means that the 60 original stories have been translated into over 70 languages. Below you can find a selection of the stories in other languages, including some in Esperanto. If you know of an online translation you’d like to see represented on, fill out our contact form and let us know!


Esperanto, introduced in 1887, is a language designed to contain none of the “linguistic overhead” of national languages (absolutely no irregularities, no conjugation of verbs, no declension of nouns, no grammatical gender, and no inflection). Its grammar falls within the bounds of sixteen short rules, so a speaker of a European language can learn to read Esperanto in three to six months. Others may take a only little longer. A free Esperanto course is available through the Internet.