One of the most important things I think to learn when you travel is how to be polite. And when I say that I mean learn the countries two most important words. Please and Thank You.
There is nothing worse than being at a restaurant and not knowing how to say please to the waiter or even when someone holds the door open and you are unable to say thank you. I feel like an ass when I’m not polite.
So to help you with the politeness struggle I have made a cheat sheet for you so you know how to say thank you in 32 languages!
Afrikaans – dankie
Arabic – shukran ( I have Sex And The City to thank for teaching me this)
Bengali – Dhonobat (doh – no – bat)
Bosnian – hvala
Bulgarian – благодаря (blagodaria)
Czech – děkuji (Dye – koo – yih)
Croatian – hvala (HVAH-lah)
Chechen – Баркалла (bar-kahl)
Dutch – dank u
Danish – tak (tahg)
French – Merci Beaucoup (thank you very much)
Finnish – kiitos (kee-tohss)
Greek – ευχαριστώ (ef-hah-rees-TOH)
German – danke
Hebrew – Toda
Hungarian – köszönöm (KØ-sø-nøm)
Italian – Grazie
Indonesian – terima kasih (TREE-mah KAH-see)
Japanese – Okinii
Korean – gamsahamndia
Kurdish – sipas / spas
Mandarin – xièxiè
Mongolian – баярлалаа (bayarlalaa)
Nepali – धन्यवाद (Dhan’yavāda)
Norwegian – takk
Spanish – gracias
Portuguese – obrigada (feminine) / obrigado (masculine)
Romanian – mulţumesc (mool-tzoo-MESK)
Russian – Спасибо (spa – si – bo)
Thai – kop khun kah (feminine) / kop khun krab (masculine)
Turkish – teşekkür ederim (the – shek – uer – eh – der – eem) have fun!
Vietnamese – cảm ơn (cam – un)
I hope you enjoyed this list on how to say thank you in 32 languages! Stay tuned tomorrow for part 2 on how to say please in 32 languages! Don’t forget to subscribe, follow one of my social media channels or share this post!