How To Say Thank You In 32 Languages

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! 



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    How To Say Please In 32 Languages
    January 7, 2016 at 5:06 am

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  • Reply
    January 6, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Danke for the post

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      January 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Haha cute :]

  • Reply
    January 6, 2016 at 9:58 am

    What a lovely idea for a post! I’m also really hot on manners ( I can’t abide bad manners… in fact, as children, if we forgot to say thank you for dinner our mother would take the plate away from us and see how long it took us to realise what we’d done wrong!). I will be bookmarking this for any travelling I do this year! 🙂


    • Reply
      January 7, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Flora! My parents were the same if we forgot to say thank you my mom would be like “what do you say?” Awesome! I hope it comes in handy for you :] Thanks for commenting!


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