How to Say Thank You in 65 Different Languages

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Being frequent travellers we place importance on learning how to say thank you in different languages.  I think it is so beneficial to learn at least the basic words in the language of the country that you are visiting.

You will often find that the locals are just so much more friendly when you make the effort to speak some of their words.  They will be more eager to help and that ‘thank you’ in their language will leave a smile on their face.

To say thank you in other languages might be slightly challenging for those who aren’t inclined to learning languages easily; but it truly is worth the effort!

How to say thank you in different languages

On our list, we include 65 ways to say thank you in different languages; from how to say thank you in French; how to say thank you in German; to how to say thank you in Mandarin and Korean; and more!


How to Say Thank You in Different Languages

– A list of 65 different languages and dialects –

Here is a comprehensive list of how to say thank you in many languages; in 65 different languages and dialects in fact!


AFRIKAANS – dankie

ALBANIAN – faleminderit

ARABIC – shukran

ARMENIAN – Շնորհակալություն / chnorakaloutioun

BENGALI – Dhannyabad

BOSNIAN – hvala (HVAH-lah)

BULGARIAN – благодаря / blagodaria

BURMESE – (thint ko) kyay tzu tin pa te

CATALAN – gràcies (GRAH-syuhs)


CROATIAN – hvala (HVAH-lah)


CZECH – děkuji (Dyekooyih)

DANISH – tak (tahg)

DUTCH – dank u

ENGLISH (ENGLAND) – Thanks awfully



ENGLISH (USA & Canada) – Thank you


ESTONIAN – tänan (TA-nahn)

FIJIAN – Vinaka

FINNISH – kiitos (KEE-tohss)

FRENCH – merci

GERMAN – danke

GREEK – ευχαριστώ (ef-hah-rees-TOH)

HAITIAN – mèsi

HAWAIIAN – mahalo (ma-HA-lo)

HEBREW – .תודה  / todah (toh-DAH)

HINDI – dhanyavād / shukriya

HUNGARIAN – köszönöm (KØ-sø-nøm)

ICELANDIC – takk (tahk)

INDONESIAN – terima kasih. (tuh-REE-mah KAH-see)

IRISH – Go raibh mile maith agat (“Go – Rev – Meela – Mah – Agut”)

ITALIAN – grazie (GRAHT-tsyeh)

JAPANESE – arigatô (ah-ree-GAH-toh)

KOREAN – 감사합니다 (gamsahamnida)

LATVIAN – paldies (PUHL-dyehs)

LEBANESE – choukrane

LITHUANIAN – ačiū (AH-choo)


MACEDONIAN – Благодарам / blagodaram (blah-GOH-dah-rahm)

MALAY – terima kasih (TREE-muh KAH-seh)

MALTESE – grazzi (GRUTS-ee)


MONGOLIAN – Баярлалаа (bayarlalaa)

MAORI – Kiaora Koe

MYANMAR – Jae Zu Din Pa De

NEPALI – Dhan-ya-vaad

NIGERIA – Yoruba (ese) Igbo (Daalu) Hausa (na gode)


POLISH – dziękuję (Jenkoo-yen)

PORTUGUESE – obrigado [masculine]  / obrigada [feminine] (oh-bree-GAH-doo / oh-bree-GAH-dah)

ROMANIAN – mulţumesc (mool-tzoo-MESK)

RUSSIAN – спасибо (spuh-SEE-buh)

SAMOAN – Fa’afetai (fah-ah-feh-ta-e – thank you)


SERBIAN – xвала / hvala (HVAH-lah)

SESOTHO – ke ya leboha

SLOVAK – Ďakujem (JAH-koo-yehm)

SLOVENIAN – hvala (HVAA-lah)

SOMALI – waad mahadsantahay

SPANISH – gracias (GRAH-syahs)

SWAHILI – Ahsante (ah-sahn’-teh)

SWEDISH – tack

TAHITIAN – Maururu

TAMIL – nandri

THAI – kop khun

TIBETAN – Thuk Ji Chhe

TURKISH – teşekkür ederim (teh shek uer eh der eem)

UKRAINIAN – Дякую (DYAH-koo-yoo)


WELSH – diolch (DEE-ol’ch)

YIDDISH – a dank

ZULU – ngiyabonga


Being able to say thank you in multiple languages is truly invaluable as a traveller.  In actual fact it is one of the first things we ask our taxi driver as we leave the airport upon arrival – ‘How do you say hallo?’, ‘How do you say thank you?’ and ‘How do you how much?’.


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I hope you have found our list of of ways to say thank you in different languages interesting!

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How to Say Thank You in Different Languages


Related Post:  Learn how to say hello in different languages

Leave us a Comment:

  • Do you know of any other ways to say thank you that we might have missed?
  • What is your number?  How many times can you say thank you in foreign languages?
  • We have listed 65 ways to say thank you in various languages; I would love to know which way is your favourite?


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Jolene Ejmont

Originally from South Africa, now living in Australia, Jolene is a wife and a mother to three beautiful daughters. Together with her family, she is embarking on a journey towards changing her current stress-filled life to one focusing on her dreams and her passion for travel. She wants to share her stories in the hope to inspire you to chase your own dreams!

8 thoughts on “How to Say Thank You in 65 Different Languages”

  1. I love this concept of learning Thank you in every country that you travel to. I do the same thing and learn hello with a smile, as sometimes that gets me around if I am struggling with the language. I agree with you guys that I also find that the locals are just so much more friendly when you make the effort to speak some of their words.

    • Hi Mel, yes, we actually have a ‘hello’ post coming up next week 🙂 People always appreciate it when you put in a bit of effort to learn more about their way of life 🙂

  2. Hello, Jolene

    Extraordinary effort, this post gives heaps of valuable data to share a smiley thank you message to the general people’s to influence them to smile. Stumble it for sometime later.

    Thanks for sharing ! Continue sharing !!

  3. Very nice post, but I think you may have confused the Irish flag with the Alaskan one in the infographic of thanks – go raibh míle! (a shortened version)

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