Thank You in Every Language

Thank You! Maybe the most important phrase to know in any language. I’ve learned how to say these words in the 65+ countries that I’ve traveled to. Here’s how!

  1. English: Thanks (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  2. French: Merci (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ
  3. Italian: Grazie (๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  4. Spanish: Gracias (๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  5. Dutch: Dank u (dahnk oo) (๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ
  6. Swedish: Tack (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 
  7. Tanzanian: Asante (ah-sahn-teh) OR Shukran (shook-ran) (๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ)
  8. Afrikaans: Dankie (dahn-kee) (๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ)
  9. Hungarian: Kรถszรถnรถm (๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ)
  10. Danish: Tak (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ)
  11. Irish: Go raibh maith agat (๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช)
  12. German: Danke (German) (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  13. Portuguese: Obrigado (๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
  14. Greek: Efharisto (ef-har-rih-stowe) (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
  15. Turkish: Tesekkรผr Ederim (Teh-sheh-kur=eh-deh-rim) (๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท)
  16. Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Dฤ›kuji (dyekooyih)
  17. Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Dziฤ™kujฤ™ (Jenkoo-yeh)
  18. Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น aฤiลซ (lu pronounce)
  19. Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Tรคnan (TA-nahn)
  20. Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Kiitos (key-toss)
  21. Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Gracias
  22. Uruguay ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Gracias 
  23. Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Gracias 
  24. Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Hvala
  25. Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Hvala (HVAH-lah)
  26. Bosnia & Herzegovina ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ hvala
  27. Montenegro ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Hvala
  28. Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Toda (toh-dah)
  29. Palestine ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ 
  30. Jordan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด shukran (shoe-krahn)
  31. Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Gracias 
  32. Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Gracias 
  33. Paraguay ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Gracias 
  34. Bolivia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Gracias 
  35. Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ kawp-kun krap / ka’ (cob-coohn krahp/kah)
  36. Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณcแบฃm ฦกn (gauhm uhhn)
  37. Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ??? Saum Arkoun
  38. Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ* Terima kasih (t’ree-ma kas-seh)
  39. Brunei ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ * Terima kasih (t’ree-ma kas-seh)
  40. Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ* Thanks/
  41. Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ* salamat po (sah-lah-maht poh)
  42. Palau ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ * Thanks
  43. Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต * arigato (ah-ree-GAH-toh)
  44. South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท* kamsa hamnida (kahm-sah-ham-nee-da)
  45. China/HK/Macau ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ * xie xie (she-eh she-eh)
  46. Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ* xie xie (she-eh she-eh)
  47. Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ * Terima kasih (Tur-EE-mah KAH-see)
  48. Laos ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ * Khob Chai
  49. Bhutan ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นKadrin Cheyla 
  50. Myanmar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ * Chezu ba
  51. Nepali: Dhanyabaad
  52. Hindi: Sukria (shoo-kree-a) (๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ


  1. Belgium: French, German & Dutch
  2. Curaรงao, Aruba, etc: Dutch & Papiamento
  3. Switzerland:  German, French, Italian, and Romansh