How to say “Thank You” in 30 Languages

Posted July 30, 2013 by Elica Sue in Languages
Thank You - Danke

Danke – “Thank You” in German
Flickr photo by AlicePopkorn

There’s a reason why Thank You is considered a magic phrase, and it’s the same reason why this is one of the first phrases parents teach their children. It’s a phrase I would recommend learning to every traveler; these to words together can work wonders, and if you’re travelling, some locals might even be impressed, maybe even touched that you took the time to learn Thank You in their language.

  1. Thank you – English
  2. Arigato – Japanese
  3. Gracias – Spanish
  4. Merci – French
  5. Obrigado (male) / Obrigada (female) – Portuguese
  6. Xiexie – Mandarin Chinese
  7. Danke – German
  8. Shukriya – Hindi
  9. Spasibo – Russian
  10. Ahsante – Swahili
  11. Takk – Icelandic
  12. Toda raba – Hebrew
  13. Grazie – Italian
  14. Efharisto – Greek
  15. Shukran – Arabic
  16. Dank je wel – Dutch
  17. Go raibh mile maith agat – Irish
  18. Terima kasih – Indonesian
  19. Kamsahamnida – Korean
  20. Thuk je che – Tibetian
  21. Cam on – Vietnamese
  22. Salamat – Tagalog
  23. Multumesc – Romanian
  24. Hvala – Serbian
  25. Eskerrik asko – Basque
  26. Paldies – Latvian
  27. Ngiyabonga – Zulu
  28. Diolch – Welsh
  29. Tumaro abhar – Gujarati
  30. Dekuji – Czech
Is your language missing? How do you say “Thank You”?

About the Author

Elica Sue

Elica Sue is WildJunket's web editor and writer specializing in languages and student travel. Based in California, she grew up with an exposure to a menagerie of culture, language, and art, and is a student pursuing what she is most passionate about: writing, traveling, and learning languages. She blogs at Travelengua.

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