How to Say Thank You in Different Languages

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

― Ralph Marston

“Thank you” is probably one of the most used phrases in the English language. A polite thank you is such an integral part of our etiquette. Do you know how thank you is said in different languages?

Whether you are planning to travel to some other country, or are interested in knowing about different languages, browse through. For, a simple thank you will matter a lot in any situation!

Check out how to say thank you in different languages, as well as in sign language in this Penlighten article.

Thank You in Various Languages

Language Thank You
Afrikaans Dankie
Albanian Faleminderit
Arabic Shukran
Armenian Shur-nur-ah-gah-lem
Australian Thoinks Moite!
Basque Eskerrik asko
Belarusian Dziakuju
Bengali Dhannyabad
Bishlama Tangio tumas
Bobo A ni kié
Bosnian Hvala
Breton Trugéré
Bulgarian Blagodaria
Burmese Kyay tzu tin pa te
Cantonese Do jeh
Cantonese Mh goi
Catalan Gràcies
Catalan Merci
Cebuano Salamat
Chechen Barkal
Cherokee Wado
Chichewa Zikomo
Chuukese Kinisou (kee-nee-SO)chapur
Cook Islander Kia Manuia
Corsican Grazie
Croatian Hvala
Czech Dekuji (deh’-ku-yih)
Danish Tak (tahg)
Dari Tashakor
Dogon Gha-ana
Duala Na som
Dutch Dank je wel (dahnk ye well)
English Thank you
Esperanto Dankon
Estonian Aitäh
Ewé Akpé
Fang Akiba
Faroese Takk fyri
Fijian Vinaka
Finnish Kiitos (kee’-toas)
Fon Benin Kpè nu wé
French Merci (mehr-see’)
Frisian Dankewol
Friulan Gracie
Gallo Merkzi
Georgian Madlobt
German Danke (dahn’-kuh)
Greek Efharisto (ef-har-ris-tou’)
Guarani Aguije (ah-we-JAY)
Gujarathi Aabar
Haitian Mèsi
Hawaiian Mahalo
Hebrew Toda (toh-dah’)
Hindi Dhanyavaad or Shukriyaa
Hunguan Köszönöm (kuh’-suh-nuhm)
Iban Terima Kasih (“Tay ree ma Kaa seh”)
Icelandic Takk (informal)
Indonesian Terima kasih (teh-ri-mah kah-sih)
Inupiat Taiku
Irish Go raibh mile maith agat (“Go – Rev – Meela – Mah – Agut”)
Italian Grazie
Japanese Domo arrigato
Javanese Matur nuwun
Kabylian Tanemirt
Kannada Dhan-ya-vaadaa
Khmer Akun
Kikongo Matondo
Kinyarwanda Murakoze
Kirundi Murakoze
Konkani Dev boren koru
Korean Kamsa hamaida (kam’-sah hum-nee-dah’ )
Kotokoli Sobodi
Krio Tenki
Kurdish Supas
Lao Khob chai
Latin Gratias ago
Latvian Paldies
Ligurian Grassie
Lingala Matondi
Lithuanian Ačiū (Ah-chew)
Low saxon Bedankt
Language Thank You
Luganda Waybale
Luxembourgeois Merci
Macedonian Blagodaram
Malagasy Misaotra
Malayalam Nandri (Nun-dry)
Maltese Niżżik ħajr
Mandarin Xie_Xie (shieh shieh)
Mandinka Abarka
Maori Kiaora Koe
Marathi Dhanyavad
Marshallese Omol (koh-mohl)
Mbalangwe Nali tumela
Micmac Welalin
Mongolian Bayarlalaa
Myanmar Jae Zu Din Pa De
Nepali Dhan-ya-vaad
Nigeria Na gode
Norwegian Takk (tahkk)
Occitan Mercé
Ojibwe Miigwetch
Ossetian Buznyg
Palauan Soolong
Papiamento Danki
Pascuan Mauruuru
Pashto Manana
Persian/Farsi Moteshakeram
Philippines Salamat po
Pohnpeian Menlau (men-low)
Polish Dziekuje (dsyehn-koo-yeh)
Portuguese Muito Obrigado
Punjabi Bhala Hove
Quechua Sulpáy
Romani Najis tuke
Romanian Multumesc (mooltzoomeask)
Russian Blagodaryu
Samoan Fa’afetai (fah-ah-feh-ta-e)
Sardinian Gratzias
Saulteaux Indians Miigwech (meegweech)
Scottish Cheers
Scottish Gaelic Tapadh Leibh (tah-puh lave)
Serbo-Croatian Hvala
Sesotho Ke ya leboha
Shimaore Marahaba
Shona Waita
SiLozi Ni itumezi
Sindhi Meharbani
Sinhala Stuutiyi
Slovakian Dakujem (deh’-ku-yem)
Sobota Hvala
Somali Waad mahadsantahay
Spanish Gracias (grah’-syas)
Sundanese Nuhun
Swahili Ahsante (ah-sahn’-teh)
Swedish Tack (tahkk)
Tagalog Salamat
Tahitian Maururu
Tajik Rahmat
Tamazight Tanmirt
Tamil Nandri (Nun-dry)
Tatar Rahmat
Telugu Dhanyavadalu
Thai Khop Khun Mak
Tibetan Thuk Ji Chhe
Tigrinya Yekeniele
Tohono o’odham M-sapo
Tok Pisin Tenkyu
Toraja Kurre sumanga
Turkish Saðol
Udmurt Tau
Ukrainian Dyakuyu
Urdu Shukria
Uyghur Rahmat
Uzbek Rahmat
Vietnamese Kam ouen
Welsh Diolch
West indian creole Mèsi
Wolof Djiere dieuf
Xhosa Nkosi
Yaqui Kettu’i
Yiddish A dank
Yoruba Modupe
Yugoslavian Hvala
Zulu Ngiyabonga

Thank You in Sign Language
Thank you in sign language is like blowing a kiss, except that the lips are not puckered and the hand is flat. First, keep your hand flat, take it near your lips, with fingers slightly touching the lips. Now, move the hand in the direction of the person you are thanking. Don’t forget to smile! Both the hands are used to convey the message that you are very grateful.

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