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How to say “thank you” in 101 different languages

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:37:04
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Afrikaans (Africa) – Dankie Albanian – Faleminderit Arabic – Sukran Armenian – shur-nur-ah-gah-lem Australian – Thoinks, Moite! Basque Country (between France and Spain) – Eskerrik asko

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Bengali – Dhannyabad

Bulgarian – Blagodaria

Bosnia – Hvala

Burma(Myanmar) – Jae Zu Din Pa De (Thank you)

Cameroon (Duala) – Na som (thanks)

Cantonese – M’goy (sp? — thank you for the service)

Catalonia (catalan) – grà cies [grah'-si-es] estandard

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:38:13
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Cherokee Nation – Wado (Thank you)

Chinese (Mandarin) – Xie_Xie (shieh shieh)

Chinese (Cantonese) Mh goi (m-ghoh-ee) (informal: thanks)

Cook Islander – Kia Manuia

Croatia – Hvala

Czech – Dekuji (deh’-ku-yih)

Danish – tak (tahg)

Dutch – dank U wel

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:38:41
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English – Thanks awfully, old boy

Esperanto – Dankon (thank you)

Estonia – Aitäh

Ewe Togo (Africa) – Akp

Fijian – Vinaka

Finnish – kiitos (kee’-toas)

Fon Benin (Africa) РKp̬ nu w̩

French – merci (mehr-see’)

F.Y.R.O.M. (Macedonia) – Hvala

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:39:17
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Gambia (Mandinka) – Abarka

Georgia(Sakartvelo) – madlobt (thank you)

German – Danke (dahn’-kuh)

Greek – Efharisto (ef-har-ris-tou’)

Guarani – Aguije (ah-we-JAY) native indian language of Paraguay and Western Brazil

Guinea (Mandinka) – Abarka

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Gujarathi (India) – Aabar

Hawaiian – Mahalo

Hebrew – Toda (toh-dah’)

Hindi – Shukriyaa

Hungarian - (kuh’-suh-nuhm)

Icelandic – Þakka fyrir

Indonesian – Terima kasih (teh-ri-mah kah-sih)

Iran (Persia) – Moteshakeram (formal)

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:40:57
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Irish (Northern) – Nice one bro’r, or Cheers mucker!

Italian – Grazie (grahts’-yeh)

Japanese – Arigato (ah-ree-gah’-toh) or

Javanese – Matur nuwun
Jive – Thanks mon – Appropriate only if directed to a male

Kannada (India) – Dhan-ya-vaadaa (spoken in S India, in How to say thank you in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India.)

Konkani (West coast – Konkan coast of India – It also is the state official language of Goa) – Dev boren koru

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:44:09
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Korean – Kamsa hamaida (kam’-sah hum-nee-dah’ )

Latvian – Paldies

Lithuanian – Achu

Luganda (Uganda) – Waybale (Thank you)

Malayalam (South Indian Language) – Nandi

Mali (Mandinka) – Abarka

Mandinka – Abarka (language of West Africa; The Gambia, Senegal, Guinea and Mali)

Maori – Kia Manuia

Nepali — (Nepal National Language) – Dhan-ya-vaad

New Zealand – Cheers – LOL

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:45:09
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Punjabi [ Pakistan and India] – Bhala Hove

Qatar – Shakkran

Romanian – Multumesc (phonetic: mooltzoomeask)

Russian – Spasiba (spah-see’-boh)

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

Saulteaux Indians (Manitoba, Canada) – Miigwech (meegweech) — there are similar spellings
in other native languages such as Cree, etc.

Scottish – Cheers

Scot’s Gaelic (Informal) – Tapadh Leat (tah-puh let)

Senegal (Mandinka) – Abarka

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:45:51
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Serbo – Croat -Hvala

Slovakia – Dakujem (deh’-ku-yem)

South Africa – Dankie (“Dung-Key”)

Spanish – Gracias (grah’-syas)

Spanish – Muchisimas gracias (thank you VERY much) – to someone who was useful to you.

Sundanese – Nuhun

Swahili – Ahsante (ah-sahn’-teh)

Swedish – Tack (tahkk)

Tahitian – Maururu

Tamil (India) – Nandri (“Nun-dry” spoken in South India, Singapore, Malaysia)

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:46:31
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Telungu (South Indian Language)- Manjuthe

Thai – Khob Khun Kha (Feminine)

Tibetan – Thuk Ji Chhe

Turkish – Tesekkurler ( teh-sheh-keur eh-deh-rim)

Ukranian – Dyakuyu

Urudu (India) – Shukria

Uzbekistan (Uzbek) – Rahmat (Thanks)

Vietnamese – Kam ouen

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:47:29
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Wales/Cymru – Diloch yn fawr (thank you very much)

Yemen – Shakkran

Yiddish – A dank

Yugoslavia – Hvala

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Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 13:51:27
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The word “Thank You” means more than just an appreciation of people’s kindness


Thank You is not a static word like all other words about receiving love. It's not just a word. It is a responsibility to pass on the love received.

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BikerBoy Submitted on the 2011/07/08 16:36:53
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Thank you Firechild for being my wife.

I build trucks for a living
Firechild Submitted on the 2011/07/08 19:56:17
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Thank you Bikerboy for being the man that you are.

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