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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)

CANTONESE – M̀h’gōi

CROATIAN – hvala (HVAH-lah)

COOK ISLANDER – Kia Manuia

CZECH – děkuji (Dyekooyih)

DANISH – tak (tahg)

DUTCH – dank u

ENGLISH (ENGLAND) – Thanks awfully

ENGLISH (AUSTRALIA) – Thanks Mate!

ENGLISH (NEW ZEALAND) – Cheers

ENGLISH (USA & Canada) – Thank you

ENGLISH (USA SOUTHERN) – Thanks y’all


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)

LUXEMBOURGEOIS – merci

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

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

MALTESE – grazzi (GRUTS-ee)

MANDARIN – Xièxiè

MONGOLIAN – Баярлалаа (bayarlalaa)

MAORI – Kiaora Koe

MYANMAR – Jae Zu Din Pa De

NEPALI – Dhan-ya-vaad

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

NORWEGIAN – takk

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)

SCOTTISH – Cheers

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)

VIETNAMESE – Kam ouen

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!

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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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Mel Butler
    August 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    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.

    • Jolene Ejmont
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      Jolene Ejmont
      September 1, 2017 at 11:36 am

      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 🙂

  • Reply
    Emme
    September 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Could not agree with you more. Learning to say thank you to the locals in their language is the first thing I do wherever I go.

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