The ABC of Saying Thanks!
I’ve always been fascinated by languages; the way different people say the same things is so surreal. Plus, it’s never a bad time to be thankful to someone. Recently, it was Mother’s Day and I saw a pleasant barrage of bloggers saying “thank you” to their mothers.
So, if there are so many people saying Thank You, there’s just as many ways to say it! Here, I’ve compiled a list of 26 ways, and how to pronounce them (as best I understood).
- شكرا [shuk-raan]
- Дзякуй [za-kui]
- 谢谢 [sie-sie]
- Tak [pronounced like it’s written]
- Tänan [taa-nun]
- Kiitos [ki-i-tosh]
- Ευχαριστώ [efkharisto]
- धन्यवाद [dhanya-vaad]
- Grazie [graat-sie]
- ありがとうございました [Arigatougozaimashita]
- 고맙습니다 [komapsumnida]
- Paldies [pronounced the same as it’s written]
- നന്ദി [nandi]
- Takk skal du ha [pronounced the same]
- Þancas [THAN-kahs]
- ممنونم [mam-nuu-nam]
- Solpayki [pronounced the same]
- Спасибо [spasiba]
- Ďakujem [jakuyem]
- Teşekkür ederim [tesekkyur ederim]
- Дякую [Dyakuyu]
- Cảm ơn bạn [tam un baan]
- Diolch [Diolsh]
- Enkosi [pronounced the same]
- שכח< (Shkoyekh)
- Ngiyabonga [niyabonga – the g is very soft]
Which one is your favourite? I think I’m in love with how they say it in Arabic and in Finnish. How do you say ‘thank you’ in your language? Tell me in the comments!