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If there’s one phrase I always make sure to learn in any language, it’s ‘thank you‘. Together with ‘Hello,‘Please’ and ‘Sorry,’ it’s easily one of the most important words to know in any language. Here’s how to say thank you in different languages!

Quick note: Although there are over 7000 languages spoken in the world today, 50 of some of the most widely spoken languages in the world are covered on this list, meaning that you’re sure to find a phrase that will be useful during your travels. After all, what better way to express gratitude for something than to learn a simple ‘thanks‘ in the local language of the place you’re visiting…

#1 Afrikaans – Dankie

#2 Albanian – faleminderit

#3 Arabic – شكرا (shukraan)

#4 Basque – eskerrik asko

#5 Bosnian – hvala ti

#6 Breton – Trugarez (check here to discover more Breton words and phrases)

#7 Bulgarian – Благодаря ти (Blagodarya ti)

#8 Catalan – gràcies

#9 Chinese (simplified) – 谢谢 (Xièxiè)

#10 Corsican – à ringrazià ti

#11 Croatian – Hvala vam

#12 Czech – Děkuji

#13 Danish – tak

#14 Dutch – dank je

#15 English – thank you

#16 Esperanto – Dankon

#17 Estonian – aitäh

#18 Finnish – Kiitos

#19 French – merci (check here to discover French words we use in English all the time!)

#20 German – Danke

#21 Greek -ευχαριστώ (efcharistó)

#22 Hawaiian – mahalo

#23 Hebrew – .תודה  / todah

#24 Irish – go raibh maith agat

#25 Italian – grazie

#26 Javanese – matur nuwun


#28 Lithuanian – Ačiū

#29 Luxembourgish – Merci

#30 Malay – terima kasih

#31 Maori – mihi koe

#32 Norwegian – takk

#33 Polish – Dziękuję Ci

#34 Punjabi – ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ (Tuhāḍā dhanavāda)

#35 Romanian – mulţumesc

#36 Russian – Спасибо (Spasibo)

#37 Samoan – faafetai

#38 Scottish Gaelic – Tapadh leat

#39 Spanish – gracias

#40 Slovenian – Hvala vam

#41 Sudanese – hatur nuhun

#42 Swahili – Asante

#43 Swedish – tack

#44 Tamil – நன்றி (Naṉṟi)

#45 Turkish – tesekkür ederim

#46 Ukranian – Дякую (Dyakuyu)

#47 Welsh – Diolch

#48 Xhosa – enkosi

#49 Yiddish – אדאנק (adank)

#50 Zulu – Ngiyabonga

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‘Thanks’ or Thank you’ is one of the most important words and phrases to use on your travels so here's a little guide on how to say thank you in 50 languages from around the world (language guide)

Thank you in different languages: how to say thank you in 50 different languages from around the world! Travel language tips!

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Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!

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